Traffic switch on I-65 set for Saturday night

The Indiana Department of Transportation says that contractors will switch traffic on southbound I-65 SB the evening of Saturday, Sept. 14, as part of the I-65 reconstruction and added travel lanes project in Jackson and Bartholomew Counties.

Officials say the southbound lanes will be shifted toward the median from mile-marker 64.5 to mile-marker 61.2. This will give southbound traffic a 12-foot shoulder and two 12-foot driving lanes. INDOT says that lane closures will be necessary during the switch to apply new pavement markings.

In the new configuration, southbound lanes will mirror northbound lanes.

Drivers should continue to adhere to the 55 mph speed restriction and use extra caution in the ongoing construction zone between Columbus and Seymour. All trucks should use the left lane for travel.

The project is expected to be complete in August 2020.