INDOT announces I-65 restrictions near Franklin

The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close right and center lanes of southbound Interstate 65 approaching State Road 44’s overpass at the Franklin exit in Johnson County on Tuesday. INDOT says that a contractor will install an asphalt wedge to improve the pavement transition at the bridge approach near mile marker 90.0. The work is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., weather permitting.

Officials say that southbound I-65’s left lane will remain open to traffic, though the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph. They anticipate opening the center lane as soon as work there has been completed. INDOT expects that all southbound I-65 lanes should be open to traffic by 3 p.m. the same day.