Public update set for Interstate 65 widening project

INDOT’s contractor will be holding a public meeting on Thursday to update you on the road project adding more travel lanes on Interstate 65.

The purpose of the public meeting is to give an update on the progress of the project to increase the interstate to six lanes between Seymour and Columbus. The three year, $143 million project recently entered its second phase, INDOT says.

The expansion, part of the Next Level Roads initiative, will be between U.S. 50 and Indiana 58 at Walesboro. The project also provides for a repair/resurfacing project between Walesboro and the Columbus exits. A separate project will increase the width of the interstate between those exits also.

The work so far has included adding traffic signals at State Road 58 exits and a caution light at the U.S. 31 and State Road 250 intersection.

Thursday’s meeting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Seymour. That is at 247 N. Sandy Creek Dr.