Rumble strips on U.S. 231 resurfacing project will need relocated, INDOT says

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Some areas of the recent U.S. 231 repaving project stretching from Greencastle to Cloverdale will soon have to be revamped, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials have confirmed.

Rumble strips in those areas on the newly paved roadway were incorrectly placed, making the road narrower than what was planned.

In a statement to the Banner Graphic, Debbie Calder, communications director for the Crawfordsville district of INDOT, relayed that the majority of the completed roadway conforms to design guidelines.

Calder said the portions of the road that need to be corrected will be milled and have the edge line rumble strips relocated.

At this time, the exact locations and the timeframe to fix them have yet to be determined.

While INDOT has overseen the undertaking, the project was contracted to Wabash Valley Asphalt for $4.4 million. The focus of the effort was to resurface U.S. 231 just north of State Road 42 to just south of State Road 240, according to the original press release announcing the project.

In an additional statement provided to the Banner Graphic Wednesday morning, Calder said that Wabash Valley Asphalt will make the corrections at its own cost.

The project in its entirety is tentatively scheduled for completion by Oct. 15 of this year.

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  • Let's hope no one gets hurt before they are done screwing around with this! They need to stripe it now and fix it later. Driving it every day before sunrise is treacherous, especially in the rain!

    -- Posted by VolunteerFF on Tue, Aug 21, 2018, at 9:22 PM
  • My sentiments exactly "VolunteerFF". INDOT has been contacted about many shortcomings with this project.

    Repainting the entire highway is the main thing which needs done immediately!

    Driving the highway at night is almost impossible to be safe. Coming up the hill north of US 40 is a pick-your-lane nightmare!

    Very poorly designed and engineered project. It's a wonder no one has been injured.

    -- Posted by Lookout on Tue, Aug 21, 2018, at 11:34 PM
  • Measure twice cut once!

    -- Posted by rosecroixindy on Wed, Aug 22, 2018, at 7:06 AM
  • was this done by the Helen Keller construction Co.?

    -- Posted by razor man on Wed, Aug 22, 2018, at 9:16 AM
  • Actually someone was injured....badly with this project. A worker was struck by a drunk driver. The entire project has been horribly ran. The 231/40 delay. Flaggers standing in traffic yelling at motorists. Hardly any lines painted. It's been a real clownshow.

    -- Posted by voiceofreason2 on Wed, Aug 22, 2018, at 11:50 AM
  • A real embarrassment

    -- Posted by kbmom on Wed, Aug 22, 2018, at 11:53 AM
  • The rumble strip is a terrible design.[Great for Florida]. This will be the first thing to fill with water, then freeze, then thaw, then freeze. It will be the first place the salt will go into.

    So they are going to "fix" the problem? Three years from now we will have a 14 mile long chuckhole along both sides and down the middle.

    -- Posted by RRoss on Wed, Aug 22, 2018, at 3:08 PM
  • I have never seen such confusing road construction, And the quality of work the do is terrible.

    -- Posted by tksutherlin11 on Wed, Aug 22, 2018, at 5:55 PM
  • My experience with C'ville INDOT was horrible 30 years ago. It has regressed to absolutely lousy. Some of their people are......well,, fill in the blank.

    -- Posted by gadsden on Wed, Aug 22, 2018, at 9:25 PM
  • Anyone remember the "repave" of 240 out to 75 a few years ago? It came out worse than before and had to be completely redone. I never heard who had to pay for that, my guess is we taxpayers.

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Thu, Aug 23, 2018, at 9:54 AM
  • How long do you suppose they will leave up the signs on Veterans by the school that say there is a stop sign ahead? The stop signs have been gone for a few weeks now. Maybe nobody at INDOT noticed?

    -- Posted by VolunteerFF on Thu, Aug 23, 2018, at 1:46 PM
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