20 minute closures taking place along US 41, under I-70

(WTHI Photo)
(WTHI Photo)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – If U.S. 41 is part of your early morning or late night commute, be prepared to wait or find an alternative route. That’s because work is underway underneath Interstate 70.

Monday begins night one of three for construction crews to demolish the I-70 westbound bridge deck.

Indiana Department of Transportation says closures will take place between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. over a course of three days. There will be temporary stoppages, happening in 20 minute increments, during construction. Officials say they will allow traffic to clear first before drivers are stopped again.

As you travel to and from, INDOT reminds you to slow down and to be mindful of construction zones and workers. Take your time and plan accordingly for the changes.

INDOT says this is part of a $6.9 million project. The project includes replacing decks on both bridges over U.S. 41 and Thompson Ditch and the Indiana Railroad. Officials plan to wrap up the project in October 2018.

To stay informed about highway work zones and other traffic alerts, you can click here, call 1-800-261-ROAD or 511 from a mobile phone.