Construction wraps up on Lloyd

Jessie Hellmann

The construction on the Lloyd that has taken up the better part of the fall semester will soon be over.

Cher Elliot, Vincennes District Media Relations director from the Indiana Department of Transportation said the construction should be completed within the next two weeks.

She said construction workers are currently paving a portion of the Lloyd.

Only minor fixes are needed, such as fixing bumps in the road, marking the pavement with lane dividers and putting reflectors on the road, Elliot said.

She said while during the minor fixes are being made, parts of the Lloyd will remain restricted, but most of it will be open.

Elliot said the construction is ahead of schedule because it was expected to be completed in November.

The construction on the Lloyd has caused more car accidents than normally occur, said Indiana State Trooper Todd Ringle.

A total of 143 car crashes have occurred between April 28 and Sept. 14, Ringle said.

Ninety-three of the car crashes occurred from following too closely. From when classes at USI started Aug. 22 to Sept. 14 there were 28 car crashes on the Lloyd, he said.