Exit ramp closure planned from US 41 to Diamond Ave.
VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Tri-State drivers could soon be looking at delays on their way through Evansville. The Indiana Department of Transportation will be temporarily closing the northbound exit ramp from US 41 to Diamond Avenue as part of their Pigeon Creek Bridge project.
About a year ago, a truck hit a bridge on Highway 41, causing enough damage to require the state department of transportation to replace it. Officials say while they’re working on it, they’re taking advantage of an opportunity to work on the ramps as well.
Officials say they plan to start work on the ramp on July 27 and they expect it to continue through mid-August. They say the truck hitting the bridge caused unique problems for them. A lot of work goes into any project INDOT takes on, but especially when they weren’t planning on it.
”We plan years in advance,” said INDOT Public Relations Director Gary Brian. “We find an issue in what’s going on and then we have a bunch of steps that we have to take to plan these projects out, but when something like this happens where the bridge structurally needs work, and it’s an emergency situation, we’ve got to take care of it quickly.”
For a link to a complete list of road construction projects in the state along with their estimated completion dates, click here.
The official detour is US 41 to I-64 to State Road 65 to State Road 66.
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