I-65 lane closures to begin this week between Columbus and Seymour

Drivers on I-65 through Bartholomew and Jackson counties should be aware of scheduled overnight lane closures this week. The Indiana Department of Transportation says that its contractor has scheduled hydro-demolition operations to remove bridge deck overlays at County Line Road and County Road 625 South this week as part of the state’s $143 million Next Level construction project between Seymour and Columbus.

INDOT says that I-65’s northbound right lane will close at 9 p.m. Tuesday under the County Line Road bridge at mile marker 56.4. Overhead demolition will then require closure of the southbound right lane, then both northbound and southbound left lanes. Restrictions are scheduled to be lifted by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, I-65’s northbound right lane, then the southbound right lane, then both left lanes, will close for overhead hydro-demolition at the County Road 625 South bridge at mile marker 61.8. Those restrictions are scheduled to be lifted by 6 a.m. Thursday. All of this work is dependent on the weather and could be rescheduled.

INDOT says that both county road bridges may remain closed to traffic for 45 days while repairs and superstructure modifications take place.