INDOT patching work on I-65 causes traffic delays

Indiana Department of Transportation crews are pulling barrels off Interstate 65 south of Columbus this morning after long lines of slow-moving traffic created delays in the southbound lanes this morning.

Harry Maginity, INDOT spokesman, said the patching work that started at 8 p.m. Sunday in the right lane of the interstate between Walesboro and Seymour resulted in delays this morning. The work was scheduled to go until noon, but crews finished it early and began removing lane barriers at about 9 a.m..

911 dispatchers were told by emergency responders to avoid the interstate this morning because of the backups.

The patching work is scheduled to continue for up to three weeks and will resume at 6 p.m. tonight through noon Tuesday in the right lanes of I-65 further south of today’s work. The work then continues each night through Thursday, and then reverts to the northbound lanes, Maginity said.