Hwy 41 in Evansville to close for railroad track removal

Hwy 41 in Evansville to close for railroad track removal

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A traffic alert for drivers in Evansville.

The Indiana Department of Transportation says a section of U.S. 41 will be completely closed beginning around 7 a.m. on September 30.

The closure is to remove the railroad crossing between Virginia Street and the Lloyd Expressway.

INDOT maintenance crews will close all lanes of U.S. 41 from S.R. 62 to Walnut Street as Norfolk Southern Railroad crews work to remove the crossing. The project will require the removal of the rails crossing U.S. 41 and repair of the pavement.

“We’ve got two days worth of work there to do. Use the detour, using Morgan Avenue, State Route 62 go down I-69 and hit the Lloyd Expressway” said INDOT Communications Director Jason Tiller. “Yes, there is a little bit of an out of the way detour, but again, it’s a short closure we’re looking at two days”.

INDOT says school traffic will be accounted for as a part of the closure, with work scheduled around the morning peak times.

“Just a few minutes ago we had a bus driver here from the Joshua School stop and ask us, ‘hey are you taking those railroad tracks out’?” Tiller said. “She didn’t even mind that it was going to be a quick closure, just because she said there had been some incidents there”.

Once the closure is in place, all lanes will be completely closed to through traffic around the clock. The official detour for this closure uses S.R. 62, I-69 and SR 66.

Drivers are advised to use the INDOT app to stay up to date on closures.

The INDOT mobile app is available at iTunes App Store and the Google Play store for Android.

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