Bridge beams to be delivered and set at Deaver Road overpass
The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures and rolling slowdowns next week at the Deaver Road overpass on I-65 in Bartholomew County. Work began in late February on a superstructure replacement at this location as part of the $65 million added travel lanes project on I-65 between S.R. 58 and S.R. 46.
Traffic restrictions are scheduled as follows, weather permitting:
- Monday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 6 (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.): Left lane closed on I-65 NB to unload bridge beams for assembly
- Wednesday, April 7 (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.): Left lane closed and intermittent closures (up to 20 minutes at a time) on I-65 NB for beam setting
- Thursday, April 8 (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.): Left lane closed and intermittent closures (up to 20 minutes at a time) on I-65 SB for beam setting
On Wednesday and Thursday nights, traffic will be stopped in one direction for up to 20 minutes at a time while overhead beam setting is in progress. Traffic will then be released until back-ups are cleared and traffic will stop again in 20-minute increments until beam setting is complete. Drivers should allow extra time or use an alternate route to avoid delays.
Deaver Road will remain closed over I-65 through mid-to-late June. The official detour follows C.R. 175 W. to C.R. 450 S./S.R. 58 to C.R. 300 W.
Additional overnight lane closures will be in place throughout project limits for placement of barrier wall. Southbound traffic was shifted to the outside lane and shoulder last week for mainline work to begin. A 55 mph speed limit is in effect for the entire construction zone. Work will be rescheduled if necessary due to inclement weather.