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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
The ramp at Exit 11 will be closed four weeks
Indiana Department of Transportation
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces construction for the State Road 641 project will close the I-70 eastbound entrance ramp at U.S. 40/State Road 46 (Exit 11) on or after Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Vigo County. This closure is scheduled to last four weeks, reopening on October 4.
The closure is necessary for the contractor to complete work on the northbound lanes of S.R. 641.
The detour for motorists traveling eastbound on I-70 will follow S.R. 46 east to S.R. 59 north to the interchange at Exit 23.
The S.R. 641 contract was awarded to Beaty Construction, Inc. from Boggstown for $46.8 million. This is the last section of the bypass to be constructed and it runs from just south of Moyer Road to the I-70 interchange. The S.R. 641 project includes the construction of a new four-lane, full access control roadway connecting U.S. 41 southeast of Terre Haute to I-70 east of the city. The entire bypass should be open to traffic by the fall of 2016. The first section of the S.R. 641 bypass opened in October of 2010, it takes motorists from U.S. 41 to McDaniel Road.
INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone.
Indiana State Police
The Indiana State Police, the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute are participating in the national and statewide 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization occurring Aug. 12 through Sept. 5.
Officers will join more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies, and thousands more across the country, to conduct high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers against drinking and driving.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is an annual enforcement effort supported by federal funding allocated to Indiana State Police from the Traffic Safety division of ICJI. Officers will work overtime to conduct sobriety patrols and checkpoints around the clock. According to ICJI, in 2015, there were 4,828 alcohol-impaired collisions in Indiana, resulting in 92 fatalities. This is a 26.5 percent decrease in the number of alcohol-impaired collisions, and a 9 percent decrease in resulting fatalities, from 2014.
Indiana law enforcement agencies have been actively involved in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign for over 20 years.
For more information regarding the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization campaign, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober.
Indiana State Police encourage all motorists to observe the following safety tips:
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News Writer: Lucy Perry