IU, Purdue students: Expect delays if moving in via State Road 37 or I-65


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News release from INDOT:

IU, Purdue Students: Expect Delays if Moving In via State Road 37 or I-65

INDIANAPOLIS (August 17, 2015) – 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 State Road 37 between Martinsville and Bloomington.

I-65 north closed from Lebanon to Lafayette
I-65 northbound merges to one lane and is diverted onto U.S. 52 north of Lebanon at Exit 141. The northbound lanes are closed to all traffic between U.S. 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 U.S. 52 north to a temporary signal at State Road 28. Traffic should turn left onto S.R. 28 to follow the detour to West Lafayette via U.S. 231, or drivers may proceed north through the signal to Lafayette. Drivers should be aware that Sagamore Parkway, the former U.S. 52 through Lafayette, is reduced to one lane in each direction for construction.

S.R. 37 lane closures from Martinsville to Bloomington
Drivers should anticipate State Road 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 State Road 39 in Martinsville
S.R. 37 is being upgraded to Interstate 69. The state’s contract limits work zone deliveries during move-in week, and includes financial damages for long traffic backups.


Stay updated
INDOT traffic-management staff will be monitoring traffic and signal performance along S.R. 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 at www.facebook.com/IndianaDepartmentofTransportation
• Dial 511 from your mobile phone or 800-261-ROAD (7623)
• Watch for dynamic message boards on interstates leading to your destination
• On the Web, visit https://indot.carsprogram.org or https://pws.trafficwise.org
• Turn on the red-yellow-green traffic feature on your mobile map app of choice


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