A concrete pavement restoration project planned for Interstate 65 at Columbus that had been scheduled to begin this weekend has been delayed.
The Indiana Department of Transportation said the state hopes to have plans finalized soon with the contractor for the $1,439,736 project. No date has been set to begin the work.
American Contracting was selected for the INDOT Seymour District Pavement Project along I-65 located on either side of State Road 46.
The project involves a series of single-lane closures on the interstate highway and individual ramp closures at the State Road 46 interchange. INDOT officials anticipate these lane closures will cause traffic delays.
A significant number of partial-depth and full-depth patches must be created on I-65 south of 100N to north of Carr Hill Road, a distance of 1.58 miles. This requires saw cutting and removal of failing pavement sections, pouring the concrete patches and allowing sufficient time for the concrete to cure before restoring traffic to impacted lanes, according to the state transportation department.