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[INDOT] Reminding Motorists to Drive Safely Memorial Day Weekend
Start Date: 5/22/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 5/26/2013End Time: Midnight
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INDOT Reminds Motorists
To Drive Safely During
Busy Memorial Day Weekend

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is reminding motorists to practice safe driving habits during the heavily traveled Memorial Day weekend. While INDOT has directed contractors to pull back barrels and barricades to the safest extent possible starting at noon on Friday, May 24, motorists should be informed of highway work zones that might be encountered on the way to the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and other destinations:

 

  • I-65 between State Road 32 (Exit 140) and Boone County Road 100 East (Exit 138) has two open lanes in each direction with a reduced work zone speed limit.
  • I-69 southbound between 116th Street (Exit 205) and I-465 (Exit 200) has three narrowed lanes and a reduced work zone speed limit.
  • I-69 northbound approaching 116th Street and State Road 37 (Exit 205) is restricted to two lanes and has a reduced work zone speed limit.
  • I-70 westbound between State Road 9 (Exit 104) and Mt. Comfort Road (Exit 96) is shifted to the right shoulder and has a reduced work zone speed limit.
  • I-70 west of State Road 267 has three pavement projects underway through Hendricks, Morgan and Putnam Counties.  Watch for lane restrictions in these areas:
    • U.S. 40/State Road 46 (Exit 11) to State Road 59 (Exit 23)
    • Three miles west of State Road 243 (Exit 37) to U.S. 231 (Exit 41)
    • Little Point Road (Exit 51) to State Road 39 (Exit 59)
  • U.S. 31 between 146th Street and 169th Street in Hamilton County has a reduced work zone speed limit with two narrowed lanes in each direction shifted to the east side of the highway. Access at 161st Street is closed, and access to 151st Street west of U.S. 31 is closed. Access to 156th Street west of U.S. 31 will close Friday, May 24.
  • U.S. 40/West Washington Street near High School Road has two lanes in each direction shifted to the north side of the highway. High School Road has one lane in each direction.
  • State Road 37 southbound between 126th Street and I-69 is restricted to one lane and has a reduced work zone speed limit.

 

In order to maximize safety and mobility during the Memorial Day weekend, INDOT work zones will not have construction activities taking place. However, Indiana State Police will continue to enforce construction zone safety utilizing all available tools, including pickups in construction zones (PICZ). Indiana now has nine trucks patrolling various construction zones throughout the state, and state police will be providing visible PICZ enforcement throughout the holiday weekend.

 

Indiana State Police will be specifically looking for drivers who speed, follow too closely, make unsafe lane changes, drive aggressively and fail to buckle up or to properly restrain children.  Troopers will also be aggressively looking for impaired drivers.

 

To help ensure motorists reach their destinations safely, please remember these safe driving tips:

  • Make sure you are well rested before traveling. 
  • Avoid tailgating. Remember the two-second rule.
  • Obey posted speed limits, and always use turn signals when turning and making lane changes.
  • Make sure everyone is properly buckled up.
  • Never drink and drive. If you are going to consume alcohol, make sure you have a designated driver.

 

INDOT’s Traffic Management Center will advise race fans of road and traffic information via Twitter @TrafficWise, as well as with lighted dynamic message signs. For more information, directions, and social media updates on the latest road, traffic and parking information, please visit the Indiana State Police website: http://www.in.gov/isp/2967.htm.

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