Special to TH
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is announcing that new traffic signals will be installed on U.S. 50 on the east side of Washington.
New traffic signals will be installed at the Interstate 69 entrance and exit ramps at U.S. Route 50. Crews have been installing the infrastructure and poles for the new signals over the last week. Currently, INDOT contractors are scheduled to have the new signals go into effect after the morning rush hour on Tuesday, weather permitting. Pavement sensors will activate the signals as traffic enters and exits at the I-69 ramps. Overhead lighting is also being installed at each ramp intersection.
The new Interstate 69 between Evansville and Indianapolis is widely regarded as a key component to the future of economic vitality of southwest Indiana, and will connect an entire region with improved access to jobs, education and healthcare. The first 67 miles opened for business in November 2012 under budget and years ahead of schedule, and it now saves motorists more than 30 minutes in travel time when compared to other routes between Evansville and Crane. INDOT encourages motorists to slow down and pay special attention as motorists become familiar with the new traffic patterns at this location. For the latest news and information about INDOT, please visit www.in.gov/indot and www.trafficwise.in.gov.