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Southern Indiana roadwork to impact thousands and cost millions

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SELLERSBURG, Ind. (WDRB) -- The cooler gets Samantha Huber and her staff at Huber's Preferred Meats out of the heat. It won't keep them away from the road work this summer, though.

"Construction is maddening," Huber said. 

Proximity to the interstate is what brought her to Sellersburg, but it could soon be a big roadblock for business. 

Construction crews move in at 9 p.m. Monday, down the interstate. Phase one of the project is near Lewis and Clark Parkway, where one lane of I-65, affecting traffic between the two mile marker and six mile marker.

"Some days are going to be better than others," said INDOT Spokesman Harry Maginity. "It just depends on what we have to get done and what we have to close on a particular day."

"We'll be saw-cutting at the joints and resealing those joints," Maginity said. "It's going to involve repairing places where the concrete has failed or is failing."

Then, late Wednesday, INDOT said concrete barriers are going up, which will also shut down another southbound lane.

"We'll be working on replacing the approach to the (Lewis and Clark Parkway overpass)," Maginity said.

Eventually, the $2 million project and lane closures will extend up to exit nine in Sellersburg. That part of the work will go right past Huber's exit, with the potential for a lot of congestion.

"We hope they expedite the process and don't close as many lanes, so it's easier for people to get on and off the exits," Huber said. 

The roadwork is set to be finished at the end of October.

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