While fewer drivers are expected to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indiana Department of Transportation wants to remind motorists to slow down and travel safely, especially in work zones. AAA predicts record low travel volumes across the U.S. with social distancing guidelines still in place. This follows the second-highest volume on record set last year at 43 million travelers.
In Indiana, residents are starting to get "Back on Track" as various businesses and services are reopening. Because of this, Hoosiers may experience increased traffic in some areas.
Construction hiatus
Where possible, road construction and maintenance activities will be suspended by noon on Friday, May 22. However, a number of restrictions and closures will remain in place due to long-term projects, including:
Northern Indiana
Lane closures on I-65 from U.S. 231/Crown Point to Ridge Road/Hobart
Lane closures on I-80/94 at I-65 interchange in Lake County
Multiple projects on I-469 with lane restrictions and reduced speeds in Allen County
Central Indiana
I-70 WB reduced to one lane between Exit 3 (Darwin Road) and the Illinois state line in Vigo County
Shifted lanes on I-70 EB between S.R. 267 and Ronald Reagan Parkway in Hendricks County
I-70 EB closed between Ronald Reagan Parkway and the South Split in Indianapolis
Lane closures on I-70 EB/WB between Mt. Comfort Road and the Ohio state line in Hancock, Henry and Wayne Counties
Southern Indiana
Bridge replacement on U.S. 41 over the White River between Knox and Gibson Counties
U.S. 41 NB to I-69 NB ramp closed in Evansville
Lane restrictions on I-69 NB/SB in Greene, Daviess and Vanderburgh Counties
Lane restrictions on S.R. 37 and S.R. 39 in Martinsville
Lane restrictions and shifts on I-65 NB/SB between Seymour and Columbus
U.S. 31 closed over I-65 in Jackson County (south of Seymour)
S.R. 256 closed between S.R. 203 and U.S. 31 in Scott County
Lane restrictions on I-74 EB/WB between Exit 156 (S.R. 101) and the Ohio state line in Ripley/Dearborn Counties
Know before you go
Drivers can learn more about existing work zones and other traffic alerts by visiting indot.carsprogram.org, dialing 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone, or downloading the INDOT mobile app.
Subscribe to email and text alerts about INDOT projects here and be sure follow district pages on social media for the latest updates.
INDOT urges motorists to buckle up, follow posted speed limits, avoid distractions and allow extra time when traveling over the holiday weekend.
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Stay Informed
Motorists in Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts any time via:
Facebook: facebook.com/indianadepartmentoftransportation
Twitter: @INDOT
CARS 511: indot.carsprogram.org
Mobile App: iTunes App Store and the Google Play store for Android
About the Indiana Department of Transportation
Over the past 100 years, INDOT has transformed the state of Indiana into the Crossroads of America we know today. With six district offices and 3,500 employees, the agency is responsible for constructing and maintaining more than 29,000 lane miles of highways, more than 5,700 bridges, and supporting 4,500 rail miles and 117 airports across the state. Indiana once again ranked #1 in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2019 “America’s Top States for Business” ranking. Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.