More work planned at Worthsville Road

As the end of winter approaches, work will begin on the final stages of construction along a section of Worthsville Road.

Soon, new traffic signals will be installed at Worthsville Road and U.S. 31, and two left turn lanes onto southbound U.S. 31 will also be added. By this summer, two lanes of traffic on Worthsville Road will be open in each direction at U.S. 31, city engineer Mark Richards said.

A top layer of asphalt, landscaping and trails on the north and south sides of the road also still need to be added, Richards said.

And the next phase of work won’t be too far behind. After construction on the section of Worthsville Road between U.S. 31 and Interstate 65 interchange is complete, the city will start preparing for the next segment.

In October 2018, the city will hire a contractor for the project to widen Worthsville Road west of U.S. 31. Construction on that phase, which includes a roundabout at Averitt and Worthsville roads, won’t begin until the spring of 2019, Richards said.

And east of the I-65 interchange, widening the road between Collins Road and County Road 325E is also planned for the future.

Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2719.