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Construction traffic on US 150 in Floyds Knobs could get worse before it gets better

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Traffic backs up in construction on US 150 in Floyd County, Indiana May 5, 2015. Traffic backs up in construction on US 150 in Floyd County, Indiana May 5, 2015.

FLOYD COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) -- The traffic nightmare for most drivers starts on U.S. 150 in Floyds Knobs. Traffic backs up in both directions. In just a few days, crews will shut down even more lanes and start another project -- likely making traffic a lot worse before it gets better.

"Well, anywhere I need to go to New Albany or anything else -- you know -- it's a main thoroughfare for us," Harry Munzer said.

The main thoroughfare for Munzer is US Highway 150 in Floyds Knobs and, these days, it is not what you call life in the fast lane.

Right now, crews are installing turn lanes at Edwardsville Galena Road, so traffic in both directions is often backed up.

"All of the traffic that backs up here, I just see people getting very frustrated, you know, because they're sitting in traffic," Donna Butterfield said.

Butterfield is manager of MC Plants on 150 and says the construction work is hurting business.

"We can't get the customers. They sit in traffic, they're frustrated, they don't want to turn in here. Mornings are okay, but forget the afternoons," she explained.

This is just the beginning of the traffic problems in this area, in a few days, crews will shut down one lane of traffic in each direction just a few miles to the east.

"I think it is just going to cause a lot more harm than good," Butterfield said.

The next stop is on the twin US Highway 150 bridges over Little Indian Creek at Highlander Point, traffic will be restricted for several months for a repair and bridge deck overlay project.

"You know, you just don't have to put up with it so you find a quicker way," said Munzer.

Until the orange barrels and traffic are gone, Munzer has decided to go with plan B or even C.

"I'll take the back roads around it or whatever or I'll go over to Georgetown and go down 64 or take any of the county roads back through here," Munzer said.

No one from the Indiana Department of Transportation was available to speak with WDRB because Tuesday is election day in Indiana, but we are told the construction work is scheduled to be finished by the end of October.

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