Rolling slowdowns on I-70 in Hendricks County this week
The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that there will be rolling slowdowns on Interstate 70 beginning Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7, weather permitting.
These will take place after 8 p.m. each night between State Road 267 the Plainfield Exit 66 and the Ronald Reagan Parkway Exit 68. This is for the contractor to remove overhead sign structures.
Indiana State Police will be assisting with this rolling slowdown. Drivers may wish to seek an alternate route.
The contractor plans eastbound lane closures over this next week to 10 days to strengthen the outside shoulders.
After the Memorial Day holiday weekend, traffic will be shifted into the eastbound side of the interstate with three lanes for westbound and two lanes for eastbound travel. The on ramp from State Road 267 to I-70 eastbound will be closed. The official detour for this ramp closure follows SR 267 to U.S. 40 to I-465.
This is scheduled for a 120-day closure with an incentive for the contractor to complete earlier. The max incentive is 60 days.
Milestone Contractors was awarded the $43.9 million project that will rebuild the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 from a half-mile west of SR 267 to Ronald Reagan Parkway and patch the interstate from just west of SR 267 to SR 39.
The westbound lanes will be rebuilt this year with the eastbound lanes construction occurring in 2021. The project is scheduled for completion in early summer 2022.