Motorists can expect rolling slow-downs and temporary ramp closures on I-69 in Huntington County on Sunday, July 29, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The traffic slow-downs are needed to allow contractors for American Electric Power to remove lines over the highway. The work will only take place if weather permits.
The rolling slow-downs will take place between mile marker 267 to 277 between the hours of 7 a.m. and noon with the assistance of law enforcement. The slow-downs, which will take motorists down to 10 mph or below, will create traffic voids to allow for the safe removal of the lines.
Drivers should be aware of slowed or stopped traffic in the area and are cautioned not to proceed past law enforcement officers until after they have completely cleared the travel lane.
The operation will also require the temporary closure of the following ramps:
- S.R. 5/South Warren Road to I-69 southbound
- S.R. 5/S.R. 218 to I-69 southbound
Additionally, drivers traveling on S.R. 5/S.R. 218 should be prepared for traffic directed by flagger near the interchange of I-69 and S.R. 5/S.R. 218.
Electronic message boards will alert motorists of the rolling slowdown. Drivers may wish to seek an alternate route.