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Eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near Greenfield to close until Monday morning

Posted: 12:51 PM, Sep 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-15 15:54:28-04
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GREENFIELD — Eastbound traffic on Interstate 70 near Greenfield is closed again on Sunday morning for more emergency repairs.

Just before 9 a.m. Sunday, the Indiana Department of Transportation said they closed the eastbound lanes of I-70 near the 104 exit to pave over some holes before traffic could safely travel on the interstate. Parts of the shoulder were damaged by heavy traffic after the lane restrictions already in place. This caused the road to buckle and become unsafe.

Crews are expected to finish the work by 6 a.m. Monday, according to a press release from INDOT.

INDOT says drivers should use the following detour:

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I-70 EB is closed at exit 104 (Greenfield) for emergency repairs. Please use US 40 as a detour to SR 109. pic.twitter.com/wHXOXvGT2l

— INDOT East Central (@INDOTEast) September 15, 2019

Around 4 p.m. Saturday, the eastbound lanes closed near State Road 9 for about two hours, according to INDOT.

We will be closing I-70 EB at SR 9 for emergency repairs at 4 pm. 70 will be closed from SR 9 to SR 109 for approximately 2 hours.
DETOUR: Take SR 9 to US 40 EB to SR 109 where you can get back on I-70 EB. pic.twitter.com/M3FfDaOt8Q

— INDOT East Central (@INDOTEast) September 14, 2019

Crews had message boards set up to warn motorists about the closures, Mallory Duncan, an INDOT media director said. Indiana State Police troopers helped direct traffic during the closure.

Around 12 p.m. Saturday, the eastbound lanes were closed for emergency repairs and reopened around 1 p.m., according to INDOT.