INDOT closes southbound I-65 lane near Seymour for pavement repairs

SEYMOUR —Indiana Department of Transportation crews have closed the left lane of southbound Interstate 65 at mile marker 43 in southeast Jackson County in preparation for pavement repairs at Wednesday’s crash site chemical fire.

A construction contractor is expected to be on site this morning over-paving the damaged roadway with hot-mix asphalt.

Once the southbound left lane is repaired, operations will move to I-65’s right lane.

INDOT officials say operations to make permanent hot-mix asphalt repairs will continue through late afternoon today.

Yesterday morning’s 3-truck crash on I-65 near Uniontown at 4:30 a.m. resulted in a chemical fire that shut down southbound I-65 until 9:30 p.m. last night.  INDOT crews removed damaged surface pavement from both lanes, milling the roadbed before the interstate to southbound traffic.