Traffic switch scheduled Wednesday on I-74 in Decatur, Franklin and Ripley Counties

DECATUR/FRANKLIN/RIPLEY COUNTY, IN— A traffic pattern change is coming today to the ongoing I-74 construction zone between New Point and S.R. 101 in Decatur, Franklin and Ripley Counties.

Milestone Contractors will shift westbound traffic back to the newly-constructed right westbound lane by end of the day today, weather permitting. The traffic pattern will remain one lane in each direction as the left lane of both I-74 eastbound and westbound will stay closed.

Crews are nearing completion of the $61 million reconstruction project that began in August of 2017. Work remaining in the area includes removal of the temporary barrier wall, placement of pavement markings, rumble strips and work in the median.

The project is expected to be substantially complete by early November. Minor work in the area is possible until June 2020.