Hancock County News

INDOT to use crossovers for I-70 deep patching work in Hancock Co.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will be working on a deep patching project for approximately 5 miles on I-70 EB & WB beginning near CR 400 E and going to SR 109.

 

Crews are building the crossover throughout the end of April and beginning of May. Traffic will be shifted over onto the shoulder, with 2 lanes open in each direction. 

 

Phase 1

The crossover will begin after Memorial Day. I-70 EB lanes will be closed and all traffic will be shifted into the WB lanes, with one lane in each direction.

 

During Phase 1, the SR 109 EB ramps will be closed. The SR 109 ramp to I-70 WB will also be closed. Traffic will still be able to exit at SR 109. 

 

This phase is scheduled to open up in mid-July to prepare for Phase 2.

 

Phase 2

Phase 2 is scheduled to begin at the end of July.

 

During Phase 2, traffic will be shifted into a crossover on the I-70 EB lanes, with one lane in each direction. I-70 WB lanes will be completely closed. 

 

Also during this phase, the SR 109 WB ramps will be closed. The SR 109 ramp to I-70 EB will also be closed. Traffic will still be able to exit at SR 109.

 

This phase is scheduled to open up before Labor Day.

 

During construction, the public can also take a signed alternate route. That will be Mt. Comfort Rd to US 40 to SR 3. 

 

All construction work is weather dependent.