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Work to start on US 41 in Evansville Thurs.

Published: Jun. 20, 2021 at 5:02 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2021 at 7:25 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Indiana Department of Transportation plans on closing the northbound lane on US 41 from Morgan Avenue to Lynch Road Thursday morning.

INDOT officials say the work is set to begin around 8 a.m.

[INDOT closing NB lane of 41 between Morgan and Lynch]

This closure will help workers as they begin to reconstruct the northbound lanes and ramps.

During this phase of the project, they will have the northbound passing lane open. Once that is complete, traffic will be moved to the north driving lane as workers remove pavement and rebuild the road.

INDOT tells us this phase should last until September.

“We’re going to take the current asphalt that’s there, " said Jason Tiller of INDOT. “We’re going to take that all the way down, potentially all the way to the subgrade, the dirt and then we’ll rebuild those backup.”

[Related: Morgan Ave. near Boeke Rd. expected to open Thursday afternoon]

INDOT confirms this project is on the same contract as the reconstruction of the Pigeon Creek Bridge. State transportation officials say that bridgework is not scheduled to start until early July.

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