Road construction continues across the Wabash Valley

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Construction continues across the Wabash Valley, and closures go hand in hand with more traffic.

Officials are asking drivers to use caution.

Orange cones and construction barrels on US 41 may be causing a headache for many Wabash Valley drivers, but officials say it hasn’t been a problem for those heading to the fair.

“I was really nervous about what that might do because it’s kind of congested in the South end of town, but we have a second entrance that’s always available,” said Jennifer Cook, with the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds Association.

The back entrance has seen plenty of traffic from those looking to avoid 41.

“What we call are back gate which comes down the West side of the property, and a lot of people know that back gate in there and that it is open and available,” said Cook.

For those still using the main entrance, be aware of lane changes.

“You’re going to need to be in your right lane to make that turn when you get out of the construction,” said Cook.

Congestion continues as traffic is down to one lane going eastbound on 70, which starts at mile marker nine and continues until thirteen.

Also, mile marker 23 to 29 will be down to one lane going both east and westbound.

Remember the road closure on State Road 42 in Clay County?

Heavy rains caused the twin pipe structures to erode.

Good news, the road has been repaired and is now back open.

On Monday crews will begin a pavement preservation project that will take place on State Road 59 in Clay County.

Traffic will be controlled by arrow boards until July 17th.

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