PRINCETON, Ind. – Contractors crews have capitalized on the dry weather and are wrapping up the construction of the new State Road 64 exit ramp from U.S. 41 in Princeton. By the end of the day on Tuesday, July 3, the exit ramp will be re-opened to motorists. This work is a part of INDOT’s $4.9 million road resurfacing project.
This contract was awarded to E & B Paving of Anderson, Indiana earlier this year and includes slip liner installation into drainage pipes under U.S. 41, turn lane and radii improvements at the intersections of U.S. 41 and S.R. 168 and at U.S. 41 and C.R. 350 South (Toyota), the rebuilding of the exit ramp from U.S. 41 north bound to S.R. 64 east bound, deep patching the roadway in areas, milling the existing roadway and resurfacing the road.
Crews will now move their operation to the intersection improvements at U.S. 41 and S.R. 168. A dedicated right turn lane will be constructed for east bound S.R. 168 traffic to U.S. 41 south bound and for west bound S.R. 168 traffic to U.S. 41 north bound. The turning radii will be improved for north bound U.S. 41 traffic turning right onto east bound S.R. 168. The traffic signal at the intersection will be improved to incorporate the new lanes of traffic.
Improvements to the intersection of U.S. 41 and C.R. 300 South are complete, however, the additional lanes will not open until the new traffic signals are in place. The contract completion date for this project is November 30, 2012, weather permitting.