Most Highway Construction Suspended Over Holiday Weekend

August 30, 2013

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will suspend most highway construction and maintenance activities on Friday, Aug. 30 ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend. INDOT has a policy of limiting restrictions during highly traveled times in order to optimize mobility and public safety.

INDOT and contractor workers will stop work in most construction zones and, where possible, restrictions will be removed. Some closures and restrictions will remain on projects that cannot safely reopen to traffic.

Motorists traveling on Labor Day through Indianapolis via I-65 or I-70 will encounter restricted travel lanes and highway work zones near the north and south splits as contractors modify pavement markings, uncover signs and place barricades and barrier wall ahead of the midnight closure. I-465 around the south side of Indianapolis is the official detour for the downtown I-65/I-70 closure.

Motorists traveling this weekend should also be alert for drivers who might be under the influence of alcohol. Recent data from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute show alcohol-impaired driving fatalities rose nearly 13 percent in 2012. INDOT encourages all motorists to avoid drinking and driving, and to report suspicious or reckless driving behaviors to law enforcement.

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10:00 am 4th Annual “Walk Off the Gravy” @ Versailles State Park
4th Annual “Walk Off the Gravy” @ Versailles State Park
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am
On Saturday, November 28 the Fourth Annual “Walk Off the Gravy” will begin at 10:00 AM.  Jerry Wilson will be the walk leader.  He has planned about a two hour walk that will take place on paved surfaces on the roadways on top of the big hill which could include the Campgrounds, Day Horse Area, Fire Tower Road, etc.  The assembly point will be the Oak Grove Shelter Parking Lot. Friends, family, and well behaved pets are welcome.  Should it be raining or rain is imminent, the events will be cancelled.  As always, proper footwear, fluids, hiking stick, and a camera are good ideas. Should you need additional information, please feel free to contact me at 513-260-7982 or
5:00 pm Two Hearts One Community Prayer ... @ Milan Park
Two Hearts One Community Prayer ... @ Milan Park
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tanner Thompson & Kasey McAdams Community Prayer Walk at the Milan Park on Saturday, Nov. 28th beginning at 5 PM. Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be served! Donations are Appreciated. *Psalms 55:22    
6:10 pm Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Nov 28 @ 6:10 pm
‘Fun Crayons’ are recycled from broken crayons, then made into many fun shapes and colors. Every cent made from the proceeds of these sales goes directly for ‘Totes for Tots and Teens (Project T3). You can purchase Fun Crayons at: The Gooseberry, Joan’s T-Shirt Printing and Lisa’s Sew and Tux in Batesville, and Gary’s Wood Design in St. Leon, www.Project or call Carrie at 812-933-1519.  

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