INDOT issues I-74 construction update

Batesville, In. — Indiana Department of Transportation officials anticipate construction activities along Interstate 74 between the New Point exit in Decatur County and State Road 101 in Ripley County will continue for another week.

According to project supervisor Gary Williams, a winter hiatus for the $61 million Next Level reconstruction project should begin on or before Friday, December 8.

Milestone, the state’s contractor, plans to shift eastbound I-74 traffic several times from one lane to the other near the S.R. 101/Sunman exit this Saturday, December 2—weather permitting—so crews can paint lane lines.

Westbound I-74 traffic will experience similar lane shifts at the S.R. 101/Sunman exit on Monday, December 4.

Meanwhile, inside lanes on I-74 are closed on either side of Exit 143/New Point where operations focus on the median area.