Construction creeps closer to homecoming

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Navigating Terre Haute roads was a little bit easier Tuesday with the opening of Ohio Street. However, with rain showers, road construction was brought to a halt.

Project completion dates are now pushed closer to Indiana State University’s homecoming.

ISU’s John Sherman says they’ve been keeping an eye on things.

“We follow the information online all the time,” Sherman said. “We knew something could happen like this. You know, last week the entrance off of Wabash was completely closed down, we made contingency plans.”

Sherman says while the construction could be a hassle, using the back roads to get to the stadium is really a better option anyway.

“Fans have to remember if you’re using Locust, we have two entrance ways on Locusts to get into the parking lot,” Sherman said. “If you’re coming off Brown, there’s only one entrance way. So kind of make it easier on yourself and use the two entrance ways.”

City officials told News 10 with construction being delayed, projects are all pushed back by a day.

The work in front of Memorial Stadium should start Thursday.

“Most of that work will be completed this week except for the paving,” Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett said. “It’ll be opened up for ISU homecoming and then next Monday we’ll pave that section out there. Monday, Tuesday, and get that completed.”

With the reassurance of a backup plan, Sherman says there’s nothing to worry about.

“We worry about all the little things and that’s not a little thing, that’s a big thing,” Sherman said. “We worry about it, but we think we have a plan in place with our signage, with letting people know to just use Brown and Locust, you’ll be in great shape and enjoy the day.”

Hopefully the day will be full of football, friends, fun, and not worrying about the roads.

As always, road construction projects are always subject to weather.

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