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Road work coming to I-65, 45th Ave.

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On I-65, watch for overnight lane closures between I-80/94 and U.S. 30. The Indiana Department of Transportation says crews will be repairing the pavement and setting up the new traffic patterns.

When the actual project starts Friday morning, the ramps from southbound I-65 to Ridge Road and from Ridge Road to northbound I-65 will be closed. Three lanes will remain open in each direction during the daytime, but traffic will be shifted to allow work to take place. Overnight lane closures will continue through the fall.

INDOT says it's part of a two-year, $26 million project that includes concrete restoration between I-80/94 and U.S. 30 — and preventative bridge deck overlay work at Ridge Road and 53rd Avenue.

Meanwhile, 45th Avenue will be closed this week between Colfax and Whitcomb for utility work. The Lake County Highway Department says the closure will take place Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4: 00 p.m. each day, weather permitting. Drivers are asked to use Colfax, Ridge Road and Whitcomb as a detour.