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Eastbound I-70 near Greenfield closed again for emergency repairs

Eastbound I-70 near Greenfield closed again for emergency repairs

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GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – A section of eastbound Interstate 70 in Hancock County will remain closed for emergency repairs until 6 a.m. Monday, the Indiana Department of Transportation said Sunday.

Greenfield police closed eastbound traffic on I-70 Sunday morning.

According to Hancock County emergency dispatch, officers closed the eastbound lanes of the highway around 7 a.m. at mile marker 104 after Saturday’s emergency repairs “didn’t take.”

On Sunday afternoon, INDOT said eastbound lanes were closed between Mt. Comfort Road (Exit 96) and State Road 109 at Knightstown.

The shoulder of the highway was damaged by heavy traffic during lane restrictions earlier in September, causing the shoulder to buckle, INDOT said.

Drivers are asked to take Mt. Comfort Road to U.S. 40, then to State Road 109 to get back to I-70.

Photos posted to INDOT’s Twitter page show holes that need to be repaired before traffic will be safe on the road.

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Parts of eastbound I-70 will be closed temporarily Saturday afternoon, according to Indiana Department of Transportation.

INDOT says a temporary closure of eastbound I-70 from State Road 9 to State Road 109 will happen at 4 p.m. Saturday and last for about two hours.

All of the eastbound lanes of I-70 near State Road 9 were also temporarily closed earlier in the afternoon. That closure lasted about an hour.

The closures are due to emergency construction work.

To get around the closure at 4 p.m., drivers will need to take State Road 9 to US 40 eastbound to State Road 109 in order to get back onto eastbound I-70.

INDOT also announced the right lane of eastbound I-70 near State Road 9 will be closed for seven days due to the construction work.