Interstate 65 expansion project update

TIPPECANOE CO. Ind, (WLFI) - It's been nearly three years since construction on the Interstate 65 expansion project started and drivers are waiting for the barriers to finally be taken down.

Posted: Mar. 19, 2018 6:21 PM

TIPPECANOE CO. Ind, (WLFI) - It's been nearly three years since construction on the Interstate 65 expansion project started and drivers are waiting for the barriers to finally be taken down.

It was first announced that the completion date for the project would be November of 2017. While that date has come and gone we are getting closer.

Debbie Calder of the Indiana Department of Transportation said delays here and there have pushed the overall completeion date back.

She said all three lanes will be ready to go late spring or early summer.

While the road on the surface looks complete, Calder said there are still a few things that need to be taken care of before the interstate can safely open to the public.

"There is some under drain work yet to do. There is some detention areas along with grading along the shoulder the slopes," said Calder. "There is a little bit of work to do on the median and some guard rail repairs."

Calder said there are other small tasks that are temperature dependent. So they have to wait a little longer for it to warm up until they can complete those.

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