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:
- installation of rumble stripes—scheduled October 9
- placement of thermoplastic pavement markings—5-7 days later
- 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