Partial Opening on McDaniel Road


Illegal u-turns are still taking place on the recently opened 641 Bypass but there’s potential good news as well that may help with the illegal u-turns being made.

INDOT Communications Director Debbie Calder and Vigo County Highway Engineer Jerry Netherlain explained their plan to open just the south east ramp of McDaniel Road.

The closed CSX Overpass has McDaniel Road closed to drivers on 13th Street, looking to gain access to Highway 41.

However, in recent planning, Jerry Netherlain has requested that INDOT open the McDaniel exit for drivers by Gross Road and South.

‘Well as I requested to them, that they open it because I thought they could now. And they evaluated and agreed. For example, if you were coming from Gross Drive and wanting to get on the overpass and go east you could. If you’re on 641 and get off and go south you could. But I do believe they are gonna open it um, I think it may open as soon as today or later this week.”

Not only will this help drivers gain access to their destinations, but also cut down on the illegal u-turns.


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