Have plans to head south this weekend? Be prepared for more construction that is planned for Interstate 69. 

Construction contractors plan to close the right lane of southbound I-69 Saturday for pavement repairs between State Road 9/Scatterfield Road (Exit 226) and State Road 38/Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd. (Exit 222), according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Crews plan to close the lane starting at 6 a.m. in order to remove and repave sections of asphalt pavement. The lane is expected to open before 6 p.m. on Saturday.

INDOT's 10 tips for driving safely in work zones: 

  1. Expect the unexpected
  2. Slow down
  3. Do not tailgate
  4. Watch for construction workers and equipment 
  5. Pay attention to work zone signs
  6. Obey flaggers
  7. Stay alert 
  8. Minimize distractions
  9. Schedule extra travel time
  10. Be patient and stay calm

INDOT advices that motorists should be on alert for workers in the area, avoid distractions, abide by work zone speed limits and keep a safe following distance.

Posted message signs will be used to alert drivers of construction.