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I-74 Ramps At Sunman Closed For Two Weeks

Posted On October 16, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

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(Ripley County, Ind.) – New lane closures are coming to Interstate 74, some of which will require entrance and exit ramps to be put off-limits.

Indiana Department of Transportation contracted crews recently began a $61 million, 2 ½-year project to resurface I-74 and replace two overpasses in Ripley, Franklin, and Decatur counties.

Over the weekend, crews shifted I-74 eastbound traffic from the right lane to the left lane at the New Point exit and the State Road 101 exit in Sunman.

Starting Monday, eastbound I-74 on- and off-ramps at S.R. 101 will close for up to 15 days while new road surface is installed.

“Full-depth reconstructions of these mile-long left-lane sections have been completed. INDOT’s contractor, Milestone, will now remove the existing mile-long sections of right lane, stabilize the subgrade, install underdrains and rebuild roadway with 12 inches of new concrete pavement,” said INDOT spokesman Harry Maginity.

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