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Douglas Pauly of Bay City, Michigan, Dies in Indianapolis I-465 Accident


Indianapolis, IN – Troopers from the Indiana State Police were called to a serious crash on I-465 westbound west of Allisonville Road just after 11:00 last night, September 30th. When emergency responders arrived they found a severely damaged semi-tractor trailer in the ditch along the right side of I-465. The semi had struck a large utility pole causing power lines to hang dangerously low to the ground. The driver of the semi was unconscious and unresponsive, despite life-saving efforts by the Indianapolis Fire Department and EMS the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the semi to leave the roadway, there were no witnesses or other vehicles involved in the crash. State Police crash reconstructionists responded to the scene and will continue to examine evidence to determine the cause of the crash. Troopers will work with the Marion County Coroner’s Office to determine the cause of death. The driver was identified as 61-year-old Douglas Pauly of Bay City, Michigan.

Due to the low hanging powerlines and the extensive damage to the utility pole, the ramp from Allisonville Road to I-465 westbound remains closed at this time. Crews from Indianapolis Power and Light are on scene and attempting to fix the damaged pole. Crews from INDOT have assisted by closing the ramps with barricades.

There is no further information to release at this time.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police

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Douglas Pauly of Bay City, Michigan, Dies in Indianapolis I-465 Accident


Indianapolis, IN – Troopers from the Indiana State Police were called to a serious crash on I-465 westbound west of Allisonville Road just after 11:00 last night, September 30th. When emergency responders arrived they found a severely damaged semi-tractor trailer in the ditch along the right side of I-465. The semi had struck a large utility pole causing power lines to hang dangerously low to the ground. The driver of the semi was unconscious and unresponsive, despite life-saving efforts by the Indianapolis Fire Department and EMS the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the semi to leave the roadway, there were no witnesses or other vehicles involved in the crash. State Police crash reconstructionists responded to the scene and will continue to examine evidence to determine the cause of the crash. Troopers will work with the Marion County Coroner’s Office to determine the cause of death. The driver was identified as 61-year-old Douglas Pauly of Bay City, Michigan.

Due to the low hanging powerlines and the extensive damage to the utility pole, the ramp from Allisonville Road to I-465 westbound remains closed at this time. Crews from Indianapolis Power and Light are on scene and attempting to fix the damaged pole. Crews from INDOT have assisted by closing the ramps with barricades.

There is no further information to release at this time.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police

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I-65 Lane closures scheduled in Boone County Tuesday and Wednesday Night

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces I-65 traffic under the State Road 39 (S.R. 39) Bridge in Lebanon will have one to two lanes closed, weather permitting.  The lane closures will occur between 10 p.m.-5 a.m. First on Tuesday, December 3 the northbound lanes will be restricted and then on Wednesday, December 4 work will occur in the southbound lanes.  This is for the inspection of the city of Lebanon’s architectural structure on the S.R. 39 Bridge.  Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

INDOT reminds motorists to follow the posted work zone speed limit, use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a construction zone.

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Paving Project Starts This Weekend At I-465 & I-69/Binford Boulevard Ramps

Indiana Department of Transportation sent this bulletin at 07/12/2017 08:05 AM EDT

Calumet Civil Contractors plans to begin work this weekend on a $1.7 million pavement repair and resurfacing contract for various Interstate 69 ramps at the I-465 and 82nd Street interchanges on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

Work will begin this weekend on the eastbound/southbound I-465 ramp to southbound Binford Boulevard. The ramp is scheduled to close at 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 15 and open before 6 a.m. on Monday, July 17. During the closure, traffic will be directed north on I-69 to 82nd Street (Exit 201) to return southbound on I-69 and Binford Boulevard.

Calumet will make full-depth pavement repairs before resurfacing the ramps. Weather permitting, lane and ramp closures will be scheduled during overnights and weekends throughout construction. Overnight closures may be scheduled between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., and weekend closures may be scheduled to start at 9 p.m. on Fridays until 6 a.m. on Mondays.

Specific locations of work and times of closures will be announced in advance. Posted and electronic message signs will be used to notify motorists of closures and detour routes.

Motorists should be alert for workers in the area, avoid distractions and abide by reduced work zone speed limits.

All work on the project is expected to be complete by October.

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I-74 Paving Moves to Eastbound Left Lane After Independence Day

Weather permitting, Milestone Contractors plans to continue paving operations in the left lane of eastbound Interstate 74 after Independence Day as part of a $4.2 million project resurfacing I-74 between I-465 and London Road (Exit 103).

Milestone plans to close the left lane on eastbound I-74 between I-465 and London Road (Exit 103) starting at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5. This lane closure will recur each night starting at 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. as crews remove and repave the pavement surface on the nine-mile stretch of interstate southeast of Indianapolis. Additional lane closures on the right-hand lanes of I-74 will follow.

Afterward, new lane markings, reflective pavement markers and shoulder corrugations will be installed. All work on the project is expected to be complete before October.

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Paving Starts Monday, June 12, on I-74 Southeast of Indianapolis

Weather permitting, Milestone Contractors plans to begin paving a new surface this coming week on Interstate 74 between I-465 and London Road (Exit 103).

Milestone plans to close the left lane on westbound I-74 between London Road (Exit 103) and I-465 starting at 9 p.m. on Monday (June 12). This lane closure will recur each night starting at 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. as crews remove the existing pavement and pave a new surface on the nine-mile stretch of interstate. Additional lane closures on eastbound I-74 will follow.

Afterward, new lane markings, reflective pavement markers and shoulder corrugations will be installed.

All work on the $4.2 million project on I-74 southeast of Indianapolis is expected to be complete before October.

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Emerson Avenue Ramp to Eastbound I-70 Closes June 9-12 for Bridge Painting

Contractors plan to close the southbound Emerson Avenue entrance ramp to eastbound Interstate 70 this weekend for painting the Emerson Avenue bridge over the interstate. The ramp is scheduled to close at 9 p.m. on Friday (June 9) and open before 6 a.m. on Monday (June 12).

Recurring closures of up to two lanes of I-70 at Emerson Avenue (Exit 87) may be closed at the same time and during weeknights between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

During upcoming weekends, the northbound Emerson Avenue ramp to westbound I-70 will also be closed. Updates will be provided in advance and communicated to motorists using portable electronic message signs.

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State Road 37 Traffic Lanes Shift in Noblesville June 6 & 7

Construction contractors plan to shift State Road 37 traffic lanes next week for the second phase of a $1.5 million drainage structure construction project between 146th Street and Greenfield Avenue in Noblesville.

White Construction plans alternating lane closures on northbound and southbound State Road 37 on Tuesday (June 6) and Wednesday (June 7) nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Crews will be shifting traffic lanes from the right shoulders toward the median

The first phase of construction, which started in May, shifted two lanes in each direction toward the right shoulders to provide room for construction in the median. The second phase will shift traffic toward the median to allow construction to be completed along the outside shoulders. All work on the project is expected to be complete this summer.

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Traffic Going to Klipsch Music Center is Worse Than Usual This Summer

The following notice has just hit the Naptown Buzz Newsdesk:

Due to the increased and ongoing road construction projects in Hamilton County all major roadways leading to Klipsch Music Center are affected and causing major delays.

The Sam Hunt concert traffic will increase the congestion to this area significantly (on Friday night).  Delays are expected so please plan accordingly and depart for the concert early. 

Take that for what it is, because from our experience traffic is never much fun in that area before & after a concert. The construction certainly won’t help matters any.

If you head to any concerts at Klipsch Music Center this summer, please let us know how the concert & traffic were.

Also, keep your eyes open for ticket giveaways to Klipsch Music Center.

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Restrictions June 5-10 for State Road 44 in Johnson County

Indiana Department of Transportation sent this bulletin at 05/30/2017 06:28 PM EDT

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana Department of Transportation’s $84 million added travel lanes project on Interstate 65 in Johnson County will require restrictions on State Road 44 at the Franklin exit beginning next Monday (JUNE 5).

MONDAY June 5 – Mill and patch S.R. 44 northwest and southwest ramps with closures during daytime hours; each ramp will reopen once milled.

Pave and set Raised Pavement Markings (RPMs) on I-65 northbound and southbound between mile markers 95.0 and 88.5 during overnight hours; double right lane are closed—one reopens for daytime traffic.

TUESDAY June 6 – Mill and patch S.R. 44 northeast and southeast ramps with closures duringdaytime hours; each ramp will reopen once milled.
Pave and set RPMs along I-65 northbound and southbound outside shoulders between mile markers 95.0 and 88.5 during overnight hours; double right lanes are closed—one reopens for daytime traffic.

WEDNESDAY June 7 – Patch S.R. 44 ramps during overnight hours; each ramp closes during patching operations.
Place aggregate along I-65 northbound and southbound outside shoulders between mile markers 95.0 and 88.5 during daytime hours; single right lanes remain closed.

During overnight hours, pave I-65 northbound and southbound outside shoulders/slopewalls between mile markers 95.0 and 88.5; double right lanes are closed—one reopens for daytime traffic.

THURSDAY June 8 – Pave S.R. 44 northwest and southwest lanes/ramps during overnight hours; individual ramps close for paving, then reopen.
Place aggregate along I-65 northbound and southbound outside shoulders between mile markers 95.0 and 88.5 during daytime hours; single right lane remains closed.

FRIDAY June 9 – Pave S.R. 44 northeast and southeast lanes/ramps during overnight hours; individual ramps close for paving, then reopen.
Place aggregate along I-65 northbound and southbound outside shoulders between mile markers 95.0 and 88.5 during daytime hours; single right lane remains closed.

SATURDAY June 10 – Pave all S.R. 44 ramp shoulders during overnight hours; individual ramps close for paving, then reopen.
Place aggregate along I-65 northbound and southbound outside shoulders between mile markers 95.0 and 88.5 during daytime hours; single right lane remains closed.

All scheduled work is weather dependent.

Milestone is the state’s contractor for this 11-mile-long full-depth reconstruction of I-65 between Greenwood and Franklin which included bridge rehabilitation at Main Street/Greenwood, Whiteland Road, Hurricane Creek and S.R. 44

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