I-70 resurfacing project will close ramps for at U.S. 231
The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that the resurfacing project on I-70 will close the ramps at U.S. 231 over the next few days to mill and resurface the ramps.
Crews plan the following schedule for closures:
• 6 p.m. today to 4 p.m. Thursday for eastbound I-70 off ramp to U.S. 231
• 6 p.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Friday for U.S. 231 on ramp to eastbound I-70
• 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday for eastbound I-70 off ramp to U.S. 231
• 8:30 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday for U.S. 231 on ramp to eastbound I-70
This project on I-70 will resurface the interstate from U.S. 231 to Little Point. This project was awarded to Rieth-Riley Construction for $10.49 million. This project is scheduled for completion in November of this year.
The work schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement weather. INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone. For the latest news and information about INDOT, visit www.in.gov/indot or www.trafficwise.in.gov.
Indiana State Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint Thursday
The Putnamville District of the Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Vigo County during the late evening hours Thursday. The checkpoint is in conjunction with the Operation Pull Over “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic safety campaign under way through Sept. 3.
Drivers who encounter a checkpoint will be required to produce a valid driver’s license and registration. Motorists who are not impaired can expect only short delays of 2-3 minutes while passing through the checkpoint.
Motorists are strongly encouraged to adhere to two basic principles when consuming alcohol: Do not drink and drive and always use a designated driver. If you encounter a suspected impaired driver, call 911 and be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel.
Missouri woman 3 millionth visitor at Lincoln museum
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum has had 3 million visitors.
The State Journal-Register reports Becky Hughes of St. Joseph, Mo., earned the distinction as the 3 millionth visitor Tuesday morning. Museum director Eileen Mackevich and other dignitaries gave Hughes a stovepipe hat filled with items from the museum gift shop. The museum had its 2 millionth visitor in July 2009 and its 1 millionth visitor in January 2007. The museum opened in April 2005.
Hughes and her children stopped at the Springfield museum on their way home to Missouri after a trip to New York. Hughes visited the museum with her 15-year-old daughter Bailey, 13-year-old son Briar and family friend Ray Neiderhouse of Mound City, Mo.
Hughes said the visit was “just a spur of the moment thing.”