INDOT Announces Lane Restrictions at Highway 41 and Lynch Road in Evansville
Driving down the stretch of Highway 41 between Diamond Avenue and Lynch Road has not been the most pleasant experience for the past couple of years. It all started in January 2020 when a truck hit the Pigeon Creek bridge causing enough structural damage that officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) determined it was no longer safe for drivers to travel over and would need to be rebuilt. That was followed by a decision to completely rebuild both the northbound ramp from Diamond Avenue and the southbound ramp leading from Highway 41 South back to Diamond. Just as those projects are near their completion and it looks like traffic may be able to start moving more smoothly through the area, INDOT announces they'll be reinstating lane restrictions on a portion of Highway 41 for another project.
Lane Restrictions Planned at Highway 41 and Lynch Road Beginning November 30th
Earlier this week, the Department announced restrictions will be put in place on the southbound lanes of Highway 41 "on or around Wednesday, November 30th" to allow crews a safe space to make repairs to the railroad crossing near the intersection.
The closure will involve the right lane of traffic which means drivers looking to continue south on the highway will have to merge into the left lane for a short distance. INDOT did not specify in their announcement how far in advance the restriction will begin, nor how far past the construction it will end.
The Good News
There is some good news with the restrictions. If things go according to plan, and Mother Nature doesn't step in with rain or some other type of inclement weather that will prevent crews from doing the repairs, the Department says it should be done with the work in two days.