NewsPublic Affairs / January 3, 2017

When Will The New Terre Haute Bypass Fully Open?

The latest trouble with the Indiana 641 bypass has its southern-most stretch closed since Monday night.Terre Haute, roads, Interstate 70, U.S. 41, Indiana 6412017-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
When Will The New Terre Haute Bypass Fully Open?

The Indiana 641 bypass links Interstate 70 and U.S. 41 around Terre Haute's southeast side.

Indiana Department of Transpiortation

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — State officials haven't set a date for fully opening the long-delayed bypass around Terre Haute after previously planning to do so in December.

The latest trouble with the Indiana 641 bypass has its southern-most stretch closed since Monday night.

A retaining wall section collapsed beneath a bridge taking a local road over railroad tracks near a bypass interchange. That caused at least a 15-foot high pile of sand to pour out and exposed broken reinforcement-bar brackets.

Vigo County Engineer Jerry Netherlain tells the Tribune-Star that no immediate repair decisions were made.

State highway department spokeswoman Debbie Calder says she doesn't know when the 6-mile route linking Interstate 70 and U.S. 41 around the city's southeast side will open. Construction began in 2003 and has been beset by delays.

 

 

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