Construction along SR 37 causes congestion every day, but expect long delays on Saturday as hundreds make their way south for the game.
The enclosure of the football stadium's south end is part of a larger push to make capital improvements.
The previous turf at Memorial Stadium was in use for about 8 years.
Avoid S.R. 37 southbound between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. between Martinsville and Bloomington and a new nature preserve protects some of the state's oldest trees.
The game is expected to draw one of the four largest crowds in IU football history.
The Jacob School of Music's second production of the season "La Boheme" starts at 8 p.m.
Indiana University's graduation is being held at Memorial Stadium in the spring because of renovations being made to Assembly Hall.
With five days until kick-off at Memorial Stadium, IU athletic officials are talking about more than just wins on the field.
The Bucket game between Indiana and Purdue University football teams will play out at Memorial Stadium this Saturday.
Indiana University's athletic director says he expects more than 40,000 people to turn out for Thursday's game.