INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Transportation advises students moving in to Indiana University and Purdue University to plan extra travel time on I-65 between Lebanon and Lafayette and SR 37 between Martinsville and Bloomington.
I-65 northbound merges to one lane and is diverted onto US 52 north of Lebanon at Exit 141. The northbound lanes are closed to all traffic between US 52 and State Road 25 (Exit 175) due to structural concerns caused by bridge construction in Lafayette. The I-65 southbound lanes, however, remain open.
Detoured traffic should follow US 52 north to a temporary signal at State Road 28. Traffic should turn left onto SR 28 to follow the detour to West Lafayette via US 231, or drivers may proceed north through the signal to Lafayette. Drivers should be aware that Sagamore Parkway, the former US 52 through Lafayette, is reduced to one lane in each direction for construction.
Drivers should anticipate SR 37 lane closures from Martinsville to Bloomington for pavement rehabilitation and other construction. Additional lane closures will occur on weekends between 7 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.
South of SR 39 in Martinsville, SR 37 is being upgraded to I-69. The state’s contract limits work zone deliveries during move-in week, and includes financial damages for long traffic backups.
INDOT traffic-management staff will be monitoring traffic and signal performance along SR Road 37 and the I-65 detour, making adjustments as appropriate, and keeping drivers informed. There are several ways that drivers can stay updated on the closure:
- Follow INDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/INDOT or www.twitter.com/TrafficWise
- Follow INDOT on Facebook.
- Dial 511 from your mobile phone or (800) 261-7623.
- Watch for dynamic message boards on interstates leading to your destination
- On the Web.
- Turn on the red-yellow-green traffic feature on your mobile map app of choice