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Traffic switch planned for I-74 Thursday

first_imgSunman, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation will shift all westbound traffic on Interstate 74 between State Road 101/Exit 156 and New Point Exit 143 to the left lane tomorrow (NOV 8) to facilitate removal of concrete barrier wall and placement of pavement markings along the right lane section.INDOT officials anticipate reopening the westbound right lane on Sunday, November 11.The westbound rest area closed this morning (NOV 7). This afternoon the eastbound rest area will reopen.  INDOT officials anticipate reopening the westbound rest area Saturday (NOV 10).Phase II operations along this 12.8-mile section of I-74 are coming to a close for the 2018 construction season in advance of winter weather.Milestone is the prime contractor for this $61 million pavement replacement project from New Point in Decatur County–through part of Franklin County—to State Road 101 in Ripley County. It will build  westbound I-74 lanes in 2019.After Thanksgiving, a subcontractor will begin work at the embankment slide near Western Creek. The geohazard subcontractor will embed soil nails into bedrock, then affix a metal grid overcoated with shotcrete to form a stabilizing wall west of the creek.  This will require closing a short section of eastbound I-74’s right lane and outside shoulder area at mile marker 153.7.last_img read more

No point of having IPL behind closed doors: Former India cricketer Madan Lal

first_imgNew Delhi: Former India cricketer Madan Lal feels any decision on the fate of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League can be taken only once the situation improves completely amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The 2020 IPL season was slated to start from March 29 but due to the coronavirus outbreak, it remains suspended till April 15.The entire nation is currently under a 21-day lockdown which ends on April 14. However, with there being an upstage in the number of COVID-19 patients with each passing day, it is likely that the lockdown will be extended, meaning that IPL cannot be held in the near future.“IPL is a big brand. But the board can only take a decision once the situation improves and coronavirus is gone. At the moment, it’s on upstage. So, no one is going to take a risk,” Lal told IANS.“Once coronavirus is gone, cricket can obviously take place because it’s such a popular sport and is loved by all. Even the players would like to play in front of crowds and that can only happen once the situation fully improves,” he added.The 69-year-old also insisted that there was no point of having the IPL matches in front of empty stands without any spectators.“There’s no point in playing IPL matches in front of empty stands. It’s not just about the players and the fans, it’s about other people who are also involved in the process while travelling, organising, broadcasting, etc,” Lal, who was part of the 1983 World Cup-winning team, said.“Once situation improves, other series will also take place and BCCI can totally recover for the lost time.”India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh recently said that a lot of lives are on the line and that’s why he won’t mind playing without spectators if the situation demands. Even Pat Cummins has backed the idea of having a closed-door IPL.The BCCI is also looking at the October-November window to host the tournament. But the move can only be possible if the ICC decides to postpone the T20 World Cup that is to be held from October 18 to November 15 in Australia. IANSAlso Read: It’s for government to decide, not Akhtar: Madan Lal on India-Pakistan seriesAlso Watch: Hagrama Mohilary organizes a press-meet on Coronavirus situation and distribution of Rationslast_img read more