INDOT closing U.S. 31 at Bartholomew County line for bridge project

INDOT closing U.S. 31 at Bartholomew County line for bridge project

The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close U.S. 31 at Sand Creek on Monday for 240 days.

The closure will allow for the removal and replacement of the three-span bridge at Sand Creek — 7.2 miles south of State Road 7 at the Bartholomew-Jackson county line. Removal of the bridge is expected to begin immediately.

This full closure is at the bridge itself. Motorists from the north can reach County Road 900 South, while those driving from the south can access County Road 1150N. A state highway detour will route traffic around the construction area by way of U.S. 50 and Interstate 65.

Milestone is INDOT’s contractor for this $8.4 million project, which includes repairing and resurfacing U.S. 31 from a pavement break south of Base Road near Columbus to a pavement break south of U.S. 50 at Seymour.

Crews currently are placing asphalt pavement south of the Sand Creek bridge. Flaggers are directing motorists around the moving work site.