Summer travel season begins

Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the ceremonial start to summer as travel season ramps up. Whether you’re attending the Indianapolis 500, vacationing, visiting family and friends or just passing through, INDOT urges drivers to plan extra travel time, to stay informed on road conditions and to drive safely.

Where possible, highway maintenance activities and construction projects will halt work during the holiday weekend to increase mobility and safety. INDOT directs its contractors to pull back barriers and barricades to the safest extent possible to accommodate the anticipated increase in holiday travel. Some restrictions and reduced speed limits will remain in place due to ongoing road construction.  Thos include in our area…

U.S. 50 between Loogootee and Mitchell, in Martin and Lawrence counties:

  • Two paving operations near Buffalo Bottom and just east of Shoals.
  • Bridge replacement with a lane of traffic controlled by temporary signal just west of Mitchell.