Changes coming to I-65 construction zone for winter

You will see some traffic changes in the construction zone on Interstate 65 south of Columbus starting tomorrow night as crews put the highway into its winter configuration.

Crews will be closing lanes on the northbound side starting around 9 p.m. Tuesday night beginning just south of State Road 58. After the changes, northbound traffic will no longer use the south crossover but instead use the newly constructed lanes up to the north end of the work zone.

At the north end of the work zone, northbound traffic will shift back to its previous lanes while paving is completed, which is expected to be done by Christmas, weather permitting. At that time, the lane shift and crossover will be removed, and all northbound traffic will travel on new pavement throughout the project.

Also at that time, southbound traffic will shift to the inside, where northbound traffic was previously. This will give motorists a wider outside shoulder and allow crews to prepare for the next phase of construction.

Major construction will resume next spring in the southbound lanes between State Road 58 and State Road 46. There will also be asphalt resurfacing on I-65 northbound and southbound from the Driftwood River Bridge to U.S. 31 at Taylorsville. And there will be a new deck overlay on the I-65 bridge over State Road 46.

The $65 million project is expected to be complete next fall.