Updated: Monday, 18 Mar 2013, 1:14 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 17 Mar 2013, 2:16 PM EDT
ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced that SR 14, from West Hamilton Road to Scott Road, will have intermittent lane restrictions beginning Monday, March 18.
INDOT said the westbound lanes of SR 14 will be widened to allow traffic flow both in both directions.
The temporary pavement widening will be followed by a traffic shift to allow construction of the eastbound added travel lane within the project limits.
The initial work will require intermittent lane restrictions under the direction of flaggers during the daytime hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
INDOT said drivers will have to reduce their speed to 40 mph, 24 hours a day, until the completion of the project.
Motorists should also be aware of merging construction traffic and shoulder work.
INDOT wants to remind drivers that the penalties for speeding and driving recklessly in a work zone include fines of up to $1,000 for speeding in a work zone and up to $5,000 for reckless or aggressive driving in a work zone. Drivers who injure or kill a highway worker may find themselves paying a $10,000 fine or serving up to eight years behind bars.
The SR 14 added travel lanes project is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 22.
The complete project for SR 14 will consist of:
The project is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2014.
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