Road work closes busy local route




Daily Journal Staff Reports

A major route for commuters will close for two days this week.

Whiteland Road, between Graham Road and Interstate 65, will close early Tuesday while workers repair a drainage pipe under the road. The road is expected to reopen to traffic before rush hour on Thursday, but that will depend on weather, said Luke Mastin, county highway director.

During construction, workers will need to remove the road in order to replace the pipe. That means motorists will not be able to drive over the road at all, Mastin said.

Motorists can use nearby local roads or use I-65 exits in Greenwood and Franklin. The official detour route is for motorists to take Whiteland Road east of the interstate and take Hurricane Road to Earlywood Drive, he said. Signs will be placed along I-65 warning motorists of the road work and detour.

The $5,000 project must be done before the winter, but workers are trying to get the work done quickly because a large amount of traffic uses the road every day, he said.

Ivy Tech expanding transfer options

Students at Ivy Tech Community College can now transfer more of their credits toward a bachelor’s degree program at another state university.

After two years at Ivy Tech, most students have earned at least half of the total credits needed for a bachelor’s degree at Western Governors University-Indiana.

Under the new transfer agreements, 2012 Ivy Tech graduates who have earned an associate of science degree may transfer at least 60 credits for a bachelor’s degree in special education, early childhood education, and interdisciplinary studies.

WGU-Indiana also has credit transfer options for degrees in accounting, business, health informatics, information technology, education and nursing.

Information: ivytech.edu

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