Traffic shift coming to I-65

Motorists should expect a change to their commute on Interstate 65.

Starting this week, traffic will begin to be shifted to the other side of the bridge under construction over Main Street in Greenwood, according to a news release from the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Traffic had been shifted onto southbound lanes while workers rebuilt the bridge. Now, crews are preparing to rebuild the southbound side, so traffic will be shifted to the northbound side, the release said.

Early next week, the new traffic pattern will begin, with three lanes of traffic — two northbound lanes and one southbound lane — shifted to the northbound side of the bridge, the release said. One lane will remain on the southbound side of the interstate.

The bridge work is part of an $84 million project to add another lane in each direction to I-65 between Main Street in Greenwood and the State Road 44 exit in Franklin. Crews also are laying new pavement between Whiteland and Franklin, and will soon begin working to remove pavement between Worthsville Road and Main Street in Greenwood.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.