Driver frustrations rise because of northeast Indianapolis road construction project

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 4, 2015) -- A construction project on the northeast side of Indianapolis is causing major headaches. Some drivers say the frustrations are made worse because lanes are closed even though, they say, they never see work being done.

Crews are redoing the medians on Allisonville Road between 86th Street and 96th Street, and needed to close the left travel lanes to allow the work to be done safely. Drivers say the lane closures are causing their drives to and from work to last much longer than normal.

"It's bad," said one driver. "I've never seen it like this."

Another man, who drives Allisonville Road frequently, called it a "major pain in the butt."

A spokesman for the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) says the median work is not quite done, and the lane closures will remain because work will begin on the road resurfacing phase of this project. DPW officials haven't said how long that will take, but David Baugh wants it done soon.

"People say it's gonna get worse before it gets better, and so, you know, it's just a big mess," Baugh said.

DPW says the resurfacing phase of the project is set to begin on Monday.

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