Railroad work closes Diamond Avenue

Jul 7, 2015

Motorists are dealing with a major detour on Evansville’s North Side.

Diamond Avenue is closed between Kentucky Avenue and Business 41, as crews work on a railroad overpass just west of 41.

CSX says Diamond will be closed in that area 24-7, for about a week.

INDOT is urging truck traffic to use other state and federal highways as a detour.

Smaller cars and trucks have been using Maxwell Avenue between Kentucky and Fares, Columbia between Stringtown and Fares, and Virginia between Governor and Fares.

Erecting signs to stop traffic

May 13, 2015

Traffic will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time at a couple of major intersections in the Evansville area. 

INDOT says traffic will be stopped as crews install new sign structures for I-69.

A news release from the agency says southbound Highway 41 at I-69 will be shut down at times starting Thursday through next Wednesday.

The work will then shift to Highway 66 at I-69, where eastbound 66 will be closed occasionally starting next Monday through Friday.

The work will shift to westbound 66 at I-69 the week after Memorial Day.

Traffic shift coming to Lloyd-41

May 11, 2015

Major changes are coming to the Lloyd Expressway-Highway 41 cloverleaf project.

INDOT says the project is about half-completed, so crews will shift Lloyd traffic to new pavement this Wednesday -- with two narrow lanes remaining open on both the Lloyd and on 41.

Jason Tiller of INDOT tells WNIN that the new construction phase will temporarily close ramps connecting 41 and eastbound Lloyd, but permanently remove the stoplights on the expressway.

New ramps opening at Lloyd and 41

Apr 21, 2015

Drivers will get a taste of new pavement at the Lloyd Expressway and Highway 41, starting Wednesday.

INDOT says traffic on three ramps in the construction zone will move to new pavement: both southbound 41 ramps to the Lloyd and the westbound Lloyd ramp to northbound 41.

A news release from the agency says drivers should be alert and “merge early” for the new ramps, which will be in new locations.

INDOT also urges drivers to obey the yield sign that will be posted at the bottom of the new southbound 41 ramp to the eastbound Lloyd.

The Indiana Department of Transportation is planning a public hearing, less than one month after a crash at a Spencer County intersection that killed a retired school principal. 

INDOT says in a news release that officials will gather public input about the south junction of U.S. Highway 231 and State Road 62, near Dale, where 60-year-old Susan Grundhoefer died December 28th.

Officials say there have been seven fatal crashes in a four-year period at that intersection.