Ind. 38 Closure Begins on or After March 22

Information reprinted with permission of the Courier Times, local newspaper New Castle, Indiana www.thecouriertimes.com

Ind. 38 closure begins on or after March 22

Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:00 am | Updated: 9:12 am, Tue Mar 7, 2017.

A signed detour will direct through highway traffic south to Interstate 70 via Ind. 1 and Ind. 109. Road closures will be phased to maximize local access only during construction. The project is expected to be fully completed by the end of the year. Read The Courier-Times later this week for a story about how the closure will affect local businesses, summer plans and more. 

About the project

The project will improve two miles of Ind. 38 through New Castle. Pavement east of 15th Street will be completely rebuilt. Pavement west of 15th Street will be rehabilitated. Work will also include replacing sections of curb and sidewalks, modernizing curb ramps at intersections and improving storm water drainage structures within the project limits.

Access to residences and businesses will be maintained. Other routes can provide access to local destinations. All closures will be sequenced to maintain access to local destinations while completing the project as safely and efficiently as possible.

Ind. 38 is expected to be fully open to traffic before the end of this year, and all work on the contract is expected to be complete before summer of 2018. For more information and updates on the Ind. 38 pavement project in New Castle, go to www.in.gov/indot/3560.htm.

Ind. 38 will also be closed for about six months for a separate project about three miles west of Ind. 3 near the intersections of Henry County Roads 275 and 300 West. For more details about this project, go to https://lnks.gd/2/2dqd_N.

Phase 1 (starting on or after March 22) will close three sections of Ind. 38.

  • 25th Street to 31st Street: Access to and from 31st Street will remain open. Other intersections on this section, including 25th Street, may be closed. Access will remain open at either 26th Street or 27th Street.
  • 15th Street to State Road 103 (18th Street): Access to and from 18th Street will remain open. Other intersections on this section, including 15th Street, will be closed.
  • Ind. 3 to 12th Street: Access to and from 12th Street will remain open. Other intersections on this section will be closed. Traffic on Ind. 3 will not be restricted. Access to and from Ind. 38 east of Ind. 3 will be closed.

Phase 2 (scheduled to begin in August) will close three sections not completed during Phase 1.

  • The intersection of 31st Street to a drainage structure west of Imperial Drive will be closed.
  • Ind. 103 (18th Street) to 25th Street: Access to and from 25th Street will remain open. Other intersections on this section, including Ind. 103 (18th Street) will be closed. During this closure, signed detours will direct Ind. 103 traffic around construction via U.S. Hwy 36, U.S. Hwy 40, Ind. 1 and Ind. 109.
  • 12th Street to 15th Street: Access to and from 12th Street and 15th Street will remain open. Other intersections on this section, including Main Street, will be closed.

Information provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation