Traffic signal construction to restrict U.S. Route 41 lanes

A new traffic signal will be installed soon at the intersection of U.S. Route 41 (U.S. 41) and Rusher Creek Road, causing the restriction of U.S. 41 lanes.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently awarded $300,000 to Hummel Electric, Inc. of Evansville, Indiana, for the project.

Beginning June 20, the driving lane of U.S. 41 northbound, the passing lane of U.S. 41 southbound and Rusher Creek Road on the east side of U.S. 41 will all be closed near the intersection while the signal is being installed.

A left turn lane for southbound U.S. 41 traffic will be built and a pressure sensor traffic signal that will activate as vehicles approach the intersection will be also be installed.

Official anticipate that these restrictions will be lifted in mid-August if the weather permits.

The Ruffian Way intersection can be used to reach businesses and residences along the east side of U.S. 41.

INDOT reminds drivers to follow the posted work zone speed limit, use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a work zone.

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