|DECATUR/FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind.— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Paul H. Rohe Company plans to begin patching work this week along S.R. 46 between Greensburg and Batesville in Decatur and Franklin Counties. Patching is expected to take approximately two weeks and will require various lane closures and flagging.Following patching, crews will begin milling and paving the 13.5-mile section of roadway between U.S. 421 and S.R. 229. Work will continue throughout the summer under additional lane closures. The $3.4 million contract was awarded last October and is scheduled to be complete by the end of August. Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free in and near work zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.Stay Informed
Motorists in Southeast Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts any time via:Facebook: facebook.com/INDOTSoutheastTwitter: @INDOTSoutheastCARS 511: indot.carsprogram.orgMobile App: iTunes App Store and the Google Play store for AndroidAbout the Indiana Hands-Free Law
In 2019, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute reported that distracted driving from mobile devices was a factor in at least 1,263 crashes and three fatal crashes. To make Hoosier roads safer, Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed the Indiana Hands-Free law to reduce distracted driving across the state. Beginning July 1, 2020, drivers are prohibited from holding a mobile device, except in emergencies, while their vehicles are moving. For more information on the new law visit www.HandsFreeIndiana.com. Hands-Free Indiana is a partnership between the Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana State Police, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana Constructors Inc., Indiana Motor Truck Association and ACEC Indiana.About the Indiana Department of Transportation
Over the past 100 years, INDOT has transformed the state of Indiana into the Crossroads of America we know today. With six district offices and 3,500 employees, the agency is responsible for constructing and maintaining more than 29,000 lane miles of highways, more than 5,700 bridges, and supporting 4,500 rail miles and 117 airports across the state. Indiana once again ranked #1 in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2019 “America’s Top States for Business” ranking. Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.
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