Motorists, get ready.

Work is starting around the clock on Interstate 65 from Whiteland to Franklin, and will continue for several weeks. Crews will be repaving lanes as the final part of a massive construction project that added lanes to the interstate.

Resurfacing work on I-65 from Whiteland Road to State Road 44 began Thursday night on the southbound side, with work on the northbound side set to begin on Saturday evening, an Indianapolis Department of Transportation news release said.

The work is part of the conclusion of an $84 million construction project to add lanes on I-65 between Greenwood and Franklin that began in 2015, the release said.

One lane will be closed during daytime hours, and two lanes will be closed at night.

As long as the weather allows work to continue, crews should finish on May 25, the release said.

Besides the repaving, repairs have also been made to several exit and entrance ramps.

Crews will move to the entrance and exit ramps of the I-65 and State Road 44 intersection in Franklin in early June, INDOT said. Final paving wasn’t able to be completed at the end of 2016 as the work required warmer temperatures.

The work on the north-south route is happening at the same time crews are repairing portions of State Road 13 and U.S. 31 through the county.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.