Traffic switches set for this week on I-65 between Columbus and Seymour

Two traffic switches are planned this week on the north and southbound lanes of I-65 as part of the reconstruction project in Jackson and Bartholomew counties.

The Indiana Department of Transportation says that, starting Monday night, Sept. 9, E&B Paving Inc. will shift southbound traffic back to the southbound side of I-65 from mile-marker 58.5 to mile-marker 56 near the Jackson/Bartholomew County line.

Following the switch, crews will move barrier wall during daytime hours to move northbound traffic to southbound lanes at the same location on Friday, Sept 13. In this configuration, all I-65 traffic will travel on the southbound side from mile-marker 61.2 to mile-marker 56.

INDOT says that 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 continue to use the left lane for travel.

The project is expected to be complete by next August.