The Indiana Department of Transportation announces traffic pattern changes will occur next week on State Road 28. The right turn lane from State Road 39 southbound to S.R. 28 westbound will close on Monday, March 21 through June 18. The left turn lane on S.R. 39 northbound to S.R. 28 westbound will close Thursday, March 24 through the end of the day on Saturday, March 26. This is for construction work in the intersection.
The eastbound lanes of S.R. 28 remain closed between McKinley and Jackson Streets. The official detour follows I-65 to S.R. 47 to S.R. 39 and back. Westbound traffic on S.R. 28 remains open.
This project was awarded to E & B Paving LLC for $17.9 million and will resurface or reconstruct portions of S.R. 28 from C.R. 200 W. east to Jackson Street, the addition of a right turn lane from westbound S.R. 28 to northbound Jackson Street, and then continue with the reconstruction of S.R. 28 from Jackson Street eastward to Hoke Ave. The project also includes the addition of dedicated left turn lanes on S.R. 28 at Clay Street, the reconstruction of the storm water system, reconstruction of sidewalks to be ADA compliant on the south side of S.R. 28 from West St. to Hoke Ave. A shared use path on the north side of S.R. 28 will also be included for the total length of the project. The completion date for this project is mid-November of this year.