Emergency Operations Director
JACKSON COUNTY, Ind.—The Indiana Department of Transportation will close State Road 11 south of Interstate 65 at the Jonesville exit in northern Jackson County next weekend (AUGUST 1-3) for bridge work.
S.R. 11 will close at 1 p.m. Friday and reopen at 6 p.m. Sunday. Motorists are advised to detour around the closure via I-65 and U.S. Highway 50.
CLR, Inc., of Vincennes is the state’s contractor for a $413,284 INDOT Seymour District bridge project to place a polymeric deck overlay on four bridges.
• the 2-span 200-foot bridge over the East Fork of White River located 1.95 miles south of I-65
• the 4-span 202-foot I-Beam bridge over a White River overflow at .48 miles south of I-65
• the 6-span 400-foot I-Beam bridge over a White River overflow at .98 miles south of I-65
• the 7-span 467-foot I-Beam bridge over a White River overflow at 1.49 miles south of I-65
These “polycarb” overlays are placed in two lifts to form a three-eighths-inch surface that will seal the four bridge decks from moisture intrusion. This preventative maintenance measure extends service life of the bridges which ultimately saves money. Flint or granite chips are mixed with the modified cement material to create surface friction that will improve maneuverability and stopping capabilities for the motoring public.
Next weekend’s work had been scheduled for last weekend, but was postponed by inclement weather.
COLUMBUS, Ind.—The Indiana Department of Transportation will close the northbound right lane of Interstate 65 between mile markers 67.0 and 70.0 and the northbound off-ramp to State Road 46 at Columbus this weekend as part of an ongoing $1,439,736 pavement restoration project. Restrictions begin at 7 p.m. Friday (JULY 25). They will be lifted by noon on Monday (JULY 28).
A 45 mph speed limit will be enforced where workers are present.
Crews from American Contracting of Jeffersonville, the state’s contractor, have been scheduled to work daytime and overnight hours to saw-cut failing pavement, pour concrete patches and make other repairs along the 1.58-mile segment of I-65 from C.R. 100N to north of Carr Hill Road.
INDOT officials anticipate traffic delays for motorists traveling I-65 northbound. U.S. Highway 31 between Seymour and the Taylorsville exit can be considered as an alternate route.