Interstate 65 to expand to three lanes in Lafayette

Interstate to expand to three lanes between State Road 38 and 26.
Interstate to expand to three lanes between State Road 38 and 26.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Gov. Mike Pence is releasing $200 million for three expansion projects on Interstate 65. One of those projects includes expanding I-65 from State Road 38 to State Road 26.

The project will expand north and southbound traffic from two lanes to three. Bidding for the project will begin later this fall.

Indiana Department of Transportation spokeswoman Debbie Calder said once the project get going, it should not take long to complete.

“It’s going to be fairly quickly. It’s going to be a design-build project, which means it led in conjunction,” said Calder. “The designer and the contractor will work side-by-side in conjunction at the same time to build this project.”

Calder said more than 42,000 cars travel through the three-mile stretch of interstate every day.

An additional $200 million will also be spent on similar projects, which includes expanding I-65 from State Road 26 to State Road 25.

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