Ramps to I-65 on Columbus’ west side open today

Bridge inspectors finished their work on the Interstate 65 bridge over Jonathan Moore Pike on Thursday, meaning ramps onto the interstate will be open today.

The Indiana Department of Transportation had planned to close the ramps for two days to complete the bridge inspection, but completed the work in one day, said Harry Maginity, spokesman for INDOT’s southeast district office.

An upcoming bridge inspection will be at the Robert Stewart Bridge in downtown Columbus, scheduled to be inspected Monday and Tuesday, with lane restrictions occurring starting 9 a.m. each day.

The right lane of eastbound State Road 46 will be closed on Monday for inspection, and the eastbound State Road 46 left lane will close on Tuesday for inspections, Maginity said.