A well-travelled northbound segment of Interstate 65 between Lebanon, Ind., and Lafayette, Ind., will be closed through the middle of next month, the Indiana Department of Transportation.
A 40-mile detour is in place until the state can ensure the bridge spanning the Wildcat Creek near Lafayette is structurally sound.
Movement in the riverbank pier noticed last week prompted the bridge’s closure, InDOT said, and an estimated 8,000 trucks per day will be rerouted.
I-65 northbound merges to one lane and is diverted onto U.S. 52 at Exit 141 north of Lebanon. The northbound lanes are closed to all traffic between U.S. 52 and State Road 25 (Exit 175). The I-65 southbound lanes remain open within the work zone.