Travel times in I-70 construction zones

TERRE HAUTEm, Ind. (WTHI) – The construction project on interstate 70 is now in its second month.

People who travel 70 on a regular basis are noticing the back up it can cause.

“When I go to town I like to take I-70 in to 41 but I don’t. I avoid it. I go around it because every time I go by it I can see the trucks are backed up forever,” Keller said. He went on to say it is out of his way to go this route but it’s worth it because he doesn’t want to be stuck in traffic for “one, two, three or more hours.”

So, Keller prefers to travel I-70 but is purposely avoiding it.

Another driver, on her way to Indianapolis, also encounters some problems on the interstate…

When you go on I-70 you get stuck for a few miles. When its busy you’re stuck there for awhile and when it’s really really hot you’re stuck there for awhile and it’s really aggravating,” said I-70 traveler Theresa Hues.

We wanted to see how long it could take. So we hit the road to find out.

Traffic was moving at a steady pace, so it took us about six minutes to travel from 46/40 to Third street in Terre Haute.

But in rush hour, or if there is an accident, the one lanes or slow speeds can come to a stop.

The project is bound to change your route somehow, whether it be by a few minutes or a few hours.

The Indiana Department of Transportation says it’s due to finish next month.

*Photojournalist: John Timm

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