The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed northbound and southbound left lanes of Interstate 65 between Memphis Road and the Sellersburg exit while contracted crews place a special erosion control grid in median areas of the roadway between mile markers 16.0 and 12.0.
The Flexamat installation—designed to stabilize slopes and channels—is a pre-manufactured system of interlocking concrete blocks affixed to a polypropylene geogrid.
INDOT officials anticipate this median operation that requires closure of I-65’s inside lanes will continue through next week. At that time, Indiana’s contractor will resume milling and surfacing paving, focusing on left lanes and inside shoulder areas.
Milestone is INDOT’s contractor for this $67 million added travel lanes project that has rebuilt I-65—from one mile north of S.R. 60 to 2.8 miles south of S.R. 160—with full-depth asphalt pavement replacement and a short section of concrete. Work has included bridge widening at Memphis Road, Perry Crossing, Muddy Fork and Old S.R. 311.