INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - They are saving lives and the Indianapolis Department of Transportation has plans to install even more cable barriers along the state's major highways.
Debbie Calder with INDOT says nationally there has been an 80 percent drop in severe crossover median crashes along highways where cables have been installed.
The state began installing the barriers in 2005. They're designed to keep cars and trucks from crossing medians into oncoming traffic, and from bouncing back into traffic.
"Just in the first eight months on the section in Boone County along I-65, it was struck nearly 70 times. Not once did a vehicle cross through the barrier. No serious accidents occurred because of the cable barrier and it even captured a semi."
So far there are 340 miles of the barrier in Central Indiana.
INDOT says it plans to add 11 more miles of the cable along I-65 in White and Tippecanoe counties.
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A travel advisory put in place for Wayne County has been extended.
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