U.S. 31 lane restrictions to set bridge beams

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Staff report

U.S. 31 traffic will be restricted tonight and tomorrow night in Westfield as contractors set beams for new bridges over 156th Street and Union Street/Westfield Boulevard.

A contractor for the Indiana Department of Transportation will close the right lane of northbound U.S. 31 between 151st and 161st streets each night at 9 p.m. The lane restrictions are expected to end by 6 a.m.

With both directions of traffic shifted to share the newly constructed southbound side of the highway, Rieth-Riley is currently upgrading the northbound side of U.S. 31 to freeway standards between 146th and 161st streets. The $58 million segment is expected to be open to traffic next spring and includes new ramps connecting 146th Street to the north with Greyhound Pass and 151st Street in a “split-diamond” interchange. A new freeway exit at 161st Street now has roundabouts controlling ramp and cross traffic.

The New U.S. 31 Hamilton County improvements are part of three U.S. 31 corridor projects in Indiana intended to reduce congestion, improve safety and provide continuity of commerce.

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