The Indiana Toll
Road Concession Company (ITRCC) is announcing lane and interchange closures
scheduled in anticipation of continued construction for the 80/90 PUSH
Taking advantage of
milder than normal weather conditions, Rieth-Riley Construction will begin
placing barriers this weekend, ITRCC said on Wednesday. “This early start is
part of an overall strategy to complete as much of the project as possible
before the most heavily congested summer travel season.”
and continuing through the weekend, barriers and lane restrictions will be
placed in the following locations:
* Lake and Porter
County: mile markers 20-25, 30-34.
* LaPorte County:
* St. Joseph
County: 67-69, 75-78.
* Elkhart County:
* Exit number 23:
eastbound entrance and westbound exit.
* Exit number 77:
eastbound entrance only.
ITRCC is also
warning motorists in Porter County about the following likely local road
closures while crews are painting Toll Road overpasses: Central Ave. and
Swanson Road in Portage, C.R. 400E in Jackson Township.
The full project,
which commenced in March 2016, involves the rehabilitation of 73 miles of
pavement, including shoulders and ramps as needed; the rehabilitation of 53
bridges; and the installation of a fiber optic cable to support an
Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). “It is the largest project
undertaken by the Toll Road since its original construction in 1954,” ITRCC
the 2016 work season: 51 miles of interstate rehabilitated, including three
interchanges; 875,000 linear feet of fiber optic cable installed;
55,000-plus man-hours worked with zero recordable incidents or injuries; 45
percent of the overall project scope completed.
"We are very
pleased at the progress being made by Rieth-Riley, and couldn't have asked
for a better partner to help lead us through the largest project ever
undertaken by the Indiana Toll Road,” said Zach Hurst, ITRCC Infrastructure
Director Zach Hurst said. “As important as their commitment to quality
construction is their commitment to safety, which has long been a core value
everyone to stay alert and please obey posted construction zone speed limits
to maintain a safe environment for construction workers and travelers,” the
company said. “The majority of the work will be completed one lane at a
time, allowing the other lane to remain open to traffic to minimize traffic
disruptions and travel delays.”