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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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