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April 11, 2014

I-74 construction work will go through July

Construction signs are going up along Interstate 74 in Decatur County in advance of a $3.84 million Indiana Department of Transportation project to repair and resurface 8.87 miles of highway between State Road 3 at Greensburg and the Shelby County line, said spokesman Harry Maginity.

Milestone, the state’s contractor, plans to start filling potholes next Tuesday, April 15.

Repair operations will begin in full force Monday, April 28. He explained, “Crews have been scheduled to work at numerous sites along the westbound lanes of I-74, placing full-depth asphalt patches. At the same time, other crews will be in the eastbound lanes saw-cutting the pavement and pouring concrete patches.”

Motorists will encounter orange construction barrels in westbound lanes at work sites. A concrete barrier wall will restrict traffic to a single lane where concrete patches are being made on the highway’s eastbound side.

This restoration project requires extensive patching before milling and paving operations can begin. Once patching operations have concluded, 2 inches of the pavement surface will be milled away and replaced with a fresh, smooth lift of asphalt.

Work is expected to continue through July, according to Maginity.

For area highway information, persons may monitor social media sites: www.Facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast. Travel plans can be verified at TrafficWise: http://www.trafficwise.in.gov.

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