New Lanes of I-65 to Soon Open

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The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to open newly-paved lanes of Interstate 65 in Bartholomew and Jackson counties within a couple of weeks. The state's $143 million Columbus-to-Seymour 65 Next Level project will eliminate the southbound median crossover near the Walesboro exit on December 7. Southbound traffic will remain on the west side of I-65 and the new winter configuration will continue throughout the winter. 

New configuration includes:

  • The asphalt section between S.R. 46 ramps at Columbus and mile marker 64.5 near the Walesboro exit will remain in normal configuration—two 12-foot lanes southbound and northbound with 4-foot inside shoulders and 8-foot outside shoulders.
  • MM 64.5 to 61.2 at Smalls Creek bridge—two 11-foot lanes southbound and northbound with 2-foot shoulders.
  • MM 61.2 to 56.0 just north of S.R. 11—two 11-foot lanes southbound and northbound with 4-foot inside shoulders and 8-foot outside shoulders.
  • MM 56.0 to 53.3 at White River bridge—two 11-foot lanes southbound and northbound with 2-foot shoulders.
  • MM 53.5 to 50.0 at U.S. 50/Seymour—two 11-foot lanes southbound and northbound with 4-foot inside shoulders and 8-foot outside shoulders.

Orange barrels will continue to restrict traffic while work continues throughout the construction zone this winter, including subgrade work for an added northbound lane and bridge work at the White River and the L & I Railroad underpass. 

The 3-year project includes construction of a 6-lane concrete roadway between U.S. 50 and S.R. 58, along with pavement repairs and resurfacing of a 4-lane section between S.R. 58 and S.R. 46. 

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