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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Major traffic changes are in store for drivers in southern Indiana as work on the east end bridge shows signs of progress.
Traffic patterns will be altered for Port Road/Indiana 265 and are set to take effect Wednesday and Thursday.
Among the changes:
Indiana: Port Road traffic shifted west (for about one year): Crews will begin striping and placing signs in preparation for the shift Wednesday, Jan. 15, and the actual shift will be completed on Jan. 16. Port Road traffic will be shifted west to the current southbound lanes just past Centennial Blvd. and the SR 265 and SR 62 interchange. There will be no closures, just a shift in the traffic lanes.
Even during "normal" rush-hour conditions, traffic can get very congested in this area; and there is a four-way stop at Port Road & Middle Road that often gets backed up during a typical rush hour. Therefore, with this lane shift, drivers should anticipate delays and allow at least 10 extra minutes during rush hour commutes.
This pattern is expected to remain in effect for approximately one year.
Indiana: Westbound lanes of SR 265 in vicinity of SR 62 interchange shifted through – March 2014: The current westbound lanes of SR 265 will be shifted, with traffic utilizing newly constructed crossover lanes enabling westbound travelers to use a portion of the eastbound lanes. All eastbound and westbound traffic will use the current eastbound lanes.
Indiana: Ramp from northbound SR 62 to westbound SR 265 to change through March 2014: There will be a slight detour for motorists traveling from northbound SR 62 to westbound SR 265. They will still take the same exit ramp off of SR 62, but once they exit they will notice a sign the redirects them slightly. Drivers can access SR 265 at the end of this ramp, where a traffic light is being installed.