Major road work begins on I-65 in southern Indiana

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Drivers in southern Indiana need to slow down for a major construction project.

Crews began milling and paving I-65 on Monday from Exit 9 in Sellersburg up to Exit 16, north of Memphis Road. The lane closures are set for the next four nights from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.

After that, crews will turn around and do the same thing to the southbound lanes, also expected to last nearly a week. This is part of INDOT's $67 million project to widen the interstate and putting down the new pavement is the final step.

While that is going on, drivers need to slow down and watch out for construction crews and equipment who need to take up two lanes to work.

"Drive carefully, slow down, give plenty of room, don't tailgate, obviously, and watch out for the equipment, because it's gonna take us two full lanes to maneuver through here," said Harry Maginity, spokesman for INDOT.

Crews hope to be done with the entire project, on both sides of the interstate, by end of the month.

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