Department of Transportation reminds Hoosiers to travel safely and expect
more driving time during the busy Thanksgiving travel holiday, as the AAA
Hoosier Motor club predicts that an improving economy will prompt nearly
980,000 travelers to hit Indiana roads Nov. 23-27, a 2-percent increase over
sponsored by State Farm--will patrol urban interstates in Indianapolis,
Northwest Indiana, and Southern Indiana near Louisville during heavy travel
periods this holiday, INDOT noted.
maintenance activities and construction projects will halt work this holiday
weekend to increase roadway mobility and safety,” INDOT said. “INDOT directs
its contractors to pull back barriers and barricades to the safest extent
possible to accommodate the anticipated increase in traffic.”
however, will remain in place due to ongoing road construction, including
* I-65 lanes are
shifted for widening construction in three locations: between Sellersburg
(exit 9) and Memphis Road (exit 16); between Ind. 44 (exit 90) in Franklin
and Whiteland (exit 95); and between Ind. 38 (exit 168) and Ind. 25 (exit
175) near Lafayette.
* I-69 lanes are
shifted toward the right shoulders for widening construction between Ind. 37
(exit 205) in Fishers and Ind. 38 (exit 219) near Pendleton. Large trucks
are advised to use the left lane through the work zone.
* Sections of Ind.
37 from Bloomington to just south of Martinsville are reduced to one lane in
each direction for Interstate 69 construction.
* Sections of U.S.
Highway 41 near Vincennes are reduced to one lane in each direction for
bridge construction, including at the U.S. 50 interchange.
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