The combination of the Men’s Final Four in Indianapolis and spring break traffic will make for a busy weekend on Indiana’s highways. Of the four teams playing in the NCAA tournament, three are within a five-hour drive of Indiana. INDOT advises motorists should also expect additional traffic on interstates 65, 69, 74 and U.S. 31. Officials say contractors will pull back construction barrels and barricades as much as possible on highways to welcome basketball fans. Some road restrictions will remain in place for ongoing projects, though. They include I-65 north of Louisville for construction of a new Ohio River bridge and I-74 in Montgomery County between State Road 25 and U.S. 231. U.S. 31 is also down to one lane in each direction north of Indianapolis between State Roads 38 and 32 in Westfield. I-69 is reduced to one lane in each direction on weekdays as well for bridge rehabilitation at State Road 4 near Ashley.
INDOT urges travelers to “know before you go” by checking green-yellow-red traffic speeds on their mobile map app of choice or INDOT’s TrafficWise webpage at indot.carsprogram.org. The TrafficWise service also details construction projects and traffic incidents at 800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 on your mobile phone. For social media updates on Facebook and Twitter, find your regional district at in.gov/indot/3074.htm.