A second weekend of ramp closures on Interstate 65 at Memphis Road will bring Indiana Department of Transportation’s $67 million added travel lanes project in Clark County very close to its conclusion. 

This weekend (OCT 5 & 6), INDOT plans to shut down I-65’s northbound on-ramp from Memphis Road and its southbound off-ramp to Memphis Road at Exit 16.  E & B Paving crews will be onsite—weather permitting—between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  They will make any needed repairs to the concrete base, mill and surface-pave the asphalt ramps, install pavement markings and reflectors, and add stone along shoulder areas.   

Once Memphis Road ramp work has been completed, three I-65 mainline tasks remain: 

  1. installation of rumble stripes—scheduled October 9
  2. placement of thermoplastic pavement markings—5-7 days later
  3. installation of reflective pavement markings (RPMs)  After that, contractor activities will be in respond to INDOT punch-list items. 

Indiana has reconstructed I-65 from a pavement break one mile north of S.R. 60 to a terminus 2.8 miles south of S.R. 160.  Travel lanes have been added in the median area to create a 6-lane highway.  Bridge superstructures at Memphis Road, Perry Crossing, Muddy Fork and Old S.R. 311 were widened and rebuilt