There’s good news and bad news if you plan to drive on the Indiana Toll Road within the next week.
The good news is that repaving from mile markers 48 to 54 and from 61 to 69 in western St. Joseph County and eastern LaPorte County has wrapped up. That means no lane closures or delays over the July 4th holiday weekend.
The bad news is that the stretch of the Indiana Toll Road between mile markers 73 and 83 in South Bend and Mishawaka will be repaved starting Wednesday, July 6. Repaving will also begin Wednesday in LaPorte County between mile markers 55 and 62. Drivers should expect lane restrictions and periods of long delays in both areas for about a month until the repaving is complete.
Once the repaving is completed between those mile markers, construction crews will move on to repave other sections of the Indiana Toll Road.
The travel plazas in Portage will close for good on Wednesday. The plazas will be demolished and a gas station and convenience store will be rebuilt. That project is expected to be complete in early 2017.