A barrier removal is taking place this week in Floyd County. Both northbound lanes of US 23 at Ivel should re-open before the end of the week, according to Todd Harris, Highway District 12 Allen Maintenance Superintendent. After a significant rock fall earlier this year, District 12 engineers determined that there were large boulders on the hillside, not visible from the highway, that should be removed. Darold Slone, Engineering Branch Manager, said their contractor, Jigsaw, has spent several months breaking up two large rocks on the hill. Storage containers, barrels, signs, and other traffic control devices will be removed this week, weather permitting.