INDOT selected the E&B Paving / United Team as the Preferred Proposer for the I-65 Southeast Indiana Project between Seymour and Columbus. The project will transform a four-lane facility into a six-lane facility that will improve travel and safety conditions for motorists.

The $143 million, design-build project includes the modernization and major pavement reconstruction of 14 miles of I-65 between Exit 50 (US 50) and Exit 64 (SR 58). Seventeen bridges fall within the project limits and will undergo varying degrees of rehabilitation. Eight twin bridges will carry mainline I-65 over rivers and creeks, two twin bridges over railroads, and seven bridge overpasses of I-65.

The E&B Paving / United Team was selected after going through a rigorous submittal process and proposing a solid, well thought-out plan that exceeded INDOT’s scoring criteria, providing several added-value elements to the project scope — one of which shortens the proposed project schedule by 44 days.