The Indiana Department of Transportation will restrict lanes on Interstate 265 in Floyd County during overnight hours later this week—and on I-65 in Clark County during daytime and nighttime hours starting next week—as part of an ongoing $2,048,900 bridge preservation project.
Contracted crews are expected to begin painting the 4-span Green Valley Road bridge overpassing I-265 located 1.29 miles west of S.R. 111 as soon as Wednesday night (JULY 18). Lane closures will be implemented as needed while beams and bridge members are painted overhead–impacting nighttime travel on I-265 in Floyd County for the next four weeks.
Next Monday (JULY 23), the two outside lanes of southbound Interstate I-65 at mile marker 6.0 in Clark County will be closed for approximately three weeks while the 2-span I-265 bridges are being painted overhead. Southbound I-65’s two inside lanes as well as ramps to eastbound and westbound I-265 will remain open to traffic.
Once this section of I-265 beams and bridge members have been painted, operations will shift— necessitating the closure of southbound I-65’s two inside lanes. At that time, motorists will continue to have ramp access. The two outside lanes of southbound I-65 will be opened to traffic.
INDOT officials advise motorists to anticipate traffic queues, especially during peak travel times.
After Labor Day, bridge painting activities will focus on the I-265 bridges overpassing the northbound lanes of I-65. There will be single-lane weekday closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and noon the following day—as well as weekend closures from 7 p.m. Fridays to noon on Mondays—through October.
Civil Coatings and Construction Inc. of Valparaiso in Indiana’s prime contractor for this multi-bridge preservation project. Its crews are currently painting the I-265 bridges over CSX rail tracks located west of S.R. 111 in Floyd County.