Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation are completing the final work on 151st Street east of U.S. 31 that will culminate in the opening of new northbound “split diamond” interchange ramp segments.
Rieth-Riley Construction began paving 151st Street east of U.S. 31 beginning Nov. 13. The operation is scheduled to take place during daylight hours, and flaggers will be used to direct traffic. Motorists are advised to plan for delays or take an alternate route if possible.
Pavement markings will follow the paving, and traffic on Greyhound Pass and 151st Street is planned to shift the week of Nov. 18 to a configuration allowing the northbound ramp connector between Greyhound Pass and 151st Street to open to traffic.
The goal is have the interchange open before the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush that will crowd Clay Terrace and Village Park Plaza.
And for travelers arriving to the interchange on northbound Keystone Parkway, take note that the exit at Greyhound Pass is the last exit available before 161st St.
Contractors plan to shift northbound U.S. 31 traffic to new pavement on the east side of the highway just south of 161st Street as early as next week. Also expected before Thanksgiving, the northbound U.S. 31 exit ramp to 146th Street will split to open access to Greyhound Pass and 151st Street. Access will remain open to northbound U.S. 31 from Greyhound Pass east of U.S. 31. Construction is expected to continue through the winter on the northbound U.S. 31 entrance ramp from 151st Street.