If you've driven in either direction of the Lloyd Expressway between Highway 41 and Harrison High School in the past week, you likely did what I did and let out an audible, "Ugh" at the sight of the orange cones that have sprung back up, and the 40 MPH speed limit signs that are posted. They're back because the next phase of the concrete patching project started near the end of last year is underway. And, this time it comes with another inconvenient twist.

The Indiana Department of Transportation sent out a press release today (Monday, March 9th, 2020) saying this new phase of the project will require the full closure of two exit ramps along the area where the work is being done.

Both the Green River Road (pictured above) and Weinbach Avenue exits that lead to the westbound lanes of the Lloyd will be closed starting next Monday (March 16th, 2020) to allow crews to do their work. Fortunately, INDOT says the closures shouldn't last long with the plan being to have both open again next Friday (March 20th), unless Mother Nature decides to throw a wrench in things.

Obviously, this means you'll need to think ahead a bit to get on the westbound Lloyd from either of those areas. Green River Road will be the easier of the two as you can just cut over to Stockwell Road and jump on the Lloyd from there. Weinbach will be a little trickier. As far as I can tell, you're best options will be to backtrack to Boeke, and get on the Lloyd from there, or make your way up to Highway 41 and cut over.

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[Source: Indiana Department of Transportation]