Drivers traveling Interstate 65 in Bartholomew County during the overnight hours of Monday, Oct. 16 through the 17th should be aware that the Indiana Department of Transportation has scheduled rolling roadblocks during that time. INDOT says that the first roadblocks are set for Tuesday morning at 1 a.m. approaching mile marker 69 as the Bartholomew County REMC plans to remove a retired overhead communications line located approximately 60 feet south of County Road 100 North.
Officials say that a southbound traffic slowdown will begin at Exit 76. The northbound I-65 slowdown will begin at Exit 64. Indiana State Police will be on the scene to provide pilot cars as well as chase vehicles.
INDOT says that these rolling roadblocks are intended to void all I-65 lanes of traffic at the mile marker 69.0 work site for approximately 20 minutes, giving REMC crews time to lower the overhead line and pull it off the roadway.
Northbound I-65’s Exit 68 will be closed, as well as the southbound rest area exit at mile marker 73.5, during the slowdown.
Officials note that this work is dependent on the weather and could be rescheduled.