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Lanes added to busy stretch of Interstate-65

14 miles segment now three lanes each direction
Posted at 8:30 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 20:32:48-04

SEYMOUR — For drivers who use Interstate-65 between Indianapolis and Louisville, the long wait is over.

More than two-years after work began, a 14-mile stretch of the busy highway has an additional lane open in each direction. I-65 between the U.S. 50 exit in Seymour, and State Road 58, near Columbus, is now three lanes each way.

The project cost $143 million and includes 27 rebuilt bridges and overpasses.

The interstate in Southern Indiana dates to the 1960's and carries considerably more traffic than it was designed for.

The Indiana Department of Transportation has another I-65 upgrade coming soon — the four-mile stretch between the Columbus State Road 46 interchange and State Road 58.