Traffic diversion could affect motorists coming from south to commencement

August 7, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Motorists coming from the south for Saturday’s (Aug. 8) Purdue University commencement could have to deal with a detour and are encouraged to plan additional time for travel.

The Indiana Department of Transportation on Friday (Aug. 7) closed a northbound bridge on I-65 over Wildcat Creek near Lafayette after noticing bridge movement. The bridge also had been closed earlier in the week. As of Friday afternoon, it was not known when the bridge would reopen.

If the bridge remains closed Saturday (Aug. 8), I-65 traffic will be diverted to U.S. Route 52 at Exit 141 north of Lebanon. Motorists then are directed to State Route 28 West to U.S. 231, which leads to West Lafayette.

According to Indiana State Police, there are several ways that drivers can stay updated on the closure:

* Follow INDOT on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/INDOT_WCentral or http://www.twitter.com/TrafficWise

* Follow INDOT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/INDOTWestCentral or http://www.facebook.com/IndianaDepartmentofTransportation

* Dial 511 from your mobile phone or 800-261-ROAD (7623)

* Watch for dynamic message boards on interstates leading to I-65 northbound

* On the Web, visit http://indot.carsprogram.org or http://pws.trafficwise.org

* Turn on the red-yellow-green traffic feature on your mobile map app of choice 

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