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Hobart roundabout construction to start, as I-80/94 work moves to next phase

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Work on the new roundabout at Hobart Road and Cleveland Avenue is scheduled to start as soon as Monday. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the first phase will close Hobart Road between Hickey Street and Cleveland Avenue through early July. The rest of the intersection will remain open for now.

INDOT's official detour will follow U.S. 6 and State Road 149. Construction is scheduled to continue through mid-October.

Meanwhile, work on I-80/94 is moving to its next phase, starting as soon as Monday. Eastbound lanes will be closed overnight near Indianapolis Boulevard and Kennedy Avenue, as crews set up the new traffic configuration. The work zone will split eastbound traffic, with three lanes to the right and one to the left on the inside shoulder. That traffic pattern will then remain in place through mid-June.

The eastbound exit ramps to northbound Indianapolis Boulevard and both directions of Kennedy Avenue remain closed — along with the entrance ramps from Indianapolis Boulevard to eastbound I-80/94 and from Kennedy Avenue to westbound I-80/94.

This is due to bridge deck overlay work on the bridges over Indianapolis Boulevard and the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. Work will continue in phases through late August.

Michael Gallenberger is a news reporter and producer that hosts All Things Considered on 89.1 FM | Lakeshore Public Media.