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INDOT contractor E&B Paving Inc. will conduct two traffic switches later this week on I-65 in Jackson and Bartholomew Counties as part of the $143 million reconstructions and added travel lanes project that began last year.

The switches will be the first step toward moving traffic into the project’s winter shutdown configuration.

On Friday night (Nov. 15), southbound traffic will be shifted back to the southbound side of I-65 from just south of S.R. 11 to Seymour (MM 53.8 to MM 50).

On Saturday night (Nov. 16), northbound traffic will be shifted back to the northbound side of I-65 from just north of S.R. 11 to the south of S.R. 58 (MM 56 to MM 61.2).

Following both switches, traffic will travel in its respective lanes through the entire length of the project (MM 50 to MM 64).

Although any planned work during the winter months is not expected to impact traffic, motorists should continue to adhere to the 55 mph speed restriction and use extra caution in the construction zone.

All trucks should continue to use the left lane for travel. The project is expected to be completed in 2020. All work is weather permitting.