INDOT: Ramp Closures Planned This Weekend On I-74
Press release by the Indiana Department of Transportation
(New Point, Ind.) – The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close westbound Interstate 74’s entrance and exit ramps at its New Point interchange in eastern Decatur County early Sunday (OCT 8) at 1 a.m. Both westbound ramps at Exit 143 will remain closed for up to three weeks as part of the state’s $61 million full-depth pavement replacement project between the New Point exit and State Road 101.
Milestone, INDOT’s prime contractor, requires the full closure to enable crews to remove and replace westbound I-74’s right lane and acceleration/deceleration lanes at the New Point exit, and to refurbish the on- and off-ramps. Crews are being scheduled for 24-hours-per-day/7-days-per-week operations to expedite construction and minimize inconvenience to the motoring public.
Once, westbound I-74 lanes and ramps reopen to traffic, a similar full closure will occur on the eastbound side of the interstate.
Lane Restrictions For Asphalt Repairs: INDOT will continue to implement single-lane restrictions in both directions while workers repair existing I-74 pavement within project limits between mile markers 145.0 and 155.0. Traffic shifts are scheduled to occur tomorrow night (OCT 5) and Monday night (OCT 9). Patches are now in place between Batesville and New Point; current repair operation are focusing on pavement between Batesville and S.R. 101.
Lane Restrictions To Ohio State Line: Beginning next Tuesday (OCT 10), asphalt patching will be extended to the Indiana-Ohio state line. All work—and all lane closures—between mile markers 162.0 and 172.0 will be done during daylight hours. Pavement repairs in this section of I-74 are expected to continue for four days.
All operations are weather dependent.