HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind.- The Indiana Department of Transportation announce there will be rolling slowdowns on I-70 beginning Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7, weather permitting. These will take place after 8 p.m. each night between State Road 267 the Plainfield Exit 66 and the Ronald Reagan Parkway Exit 68. This is for the contractor to remove overhead sign structures. Indiana State Police will be assisting with this rolling slow-down. Drivers may wish to seek an alternate route.
The contractor plans eastbound lane closures over this next week to ten days to strengthen the outside shoulders.
After the Memorial Day holiday weekend, traffic will be shifted into the eastbound side of the interstate with three lanes for westbound and two lanes for eastbound travel. The on ramp from State Road 267 to I-70 eastbound will be closed. The official detour for this ramp closure follows S.R. 267 to U.S. 40 to I-465. This is scheduled for a 120 day closure with an incentive for the contractor to complete earlier. The max incentive is 60 days.
Milestone Contractors, L.P. was awarded this $43.9 million project that will rebuild the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 from one half of one mile west of S.R. 267 to Ronald Reagan Parkway and patch the interstate from just west of S.R. 267 to S.R. 39. The westbound lanes will be rebuilt this year with the eastbound lanes construction occurring in 2021. The project is scheduled for completion in early summer of 2022.
INDOT encourages drivers to slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.