I-65 in Bartholomew County to have lane restrictions for bridge work

Indiana Department of Transportation officials are advising motorists traveling Interstate 65 to be alert for overnight lane closures at two county road overpasses in Bartholomew County.

INDOT’s contractor has scheduled hydro-demolition operations to remove bridge deck overlays at County Line Road and County Road 625 South this week as part of the state’s $143 million Next Level construction project between Seymour and Columbus.

I-65’s northbound right lane will close at 9 p.m. Tuesday under the County Line Road bridge — weather permitting — located at mile marker 56.4. Overhead demolition will then require closure of the southbound right lane, then both northbound and southbound left lanes. Restrictions will be lifted by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday night, I-65’s northbound right lane, then the southbound right lane, then both left lanes will close for overhead hydro-demolition at the County Road 625S bridge — weather permitting — located at mile marker 61.8.  Restrictions will be lifted by 6 a.m. Thursday.

Both county road bridges may remain closed to traffic for 45 days while repairs and superstructure modifications take place.