BATESVILLE – Drivers will soon see more construction signs and orange barrels on I-74.
A $1.2 million Indiana Department of Transportation project to repair and patch failing concrete pavement between mile markers 143 and 168 is scheduled to begin next week.
Milestone, the state’s contractor, plans to place construction signage Monday and identify initial repair sites Tuesday.
Road crews will, then shift traffic to single lanes—both eastbound and westbound—on either side of the I-74 Western Creek bridge, near the 153.6 mile marker, next Wednesday.
Prior to establishing the traffic shift east of Batesville, crews will set barrier walls and strengthen inside shoulder areas.
There will be an 11-foot width restriction at the Western Creek bridge. Trucks with wide loads are being directed around the I-74 restriction via State Road 46 at Exits 149 and 156.