More cable barriers being installed on I-70, I-65

(WLFI Photo, file)
(WLFI Photo, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Contractors are starting to fit sections of two interstates in central and western Indiana with more than 50 miles of cable safety barriers intended to prevent deadly crashes.

The fence-like cable barriers can prevent vehicles from crossing highway medians and colliding with oncoming traffic.

The Indiana Department of Transportation says a contractor will begin work Monday installing 40 miles of cable barriers along Interstate 70 in Clay, Putnam, Morgan and Hendricks counties. That $2 million project should be done by late November.

Another contractor will install 11 miles of cable barriers along I-65 in Tippecanoe and White counties. That $626,000 project will be done in late October.

Indiana has installed 369 miles of median cable barrier statewide since 2005 at a cost of nearly $31 million. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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