Pipe project closing road near Dudleytown

The much-delayed replacement of a small drainage structure under State Road 11 at Dudleytown will be completed this weekend if favorable forecasted weather holds true, according to an Indiana Department of Transportation news release.

INDOT plans to close State Road 11 from 6 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Monday. Motorists will be detoured around the closure located north of State Road 250 in Jackson County via State Road 250, Interstate 65 and U.S. 50.

Temple and Temple, the state’s contractor for this $137,008 small structure project, plans to remove the existing drainage pipe and replace it with a larger arched pipe measuring 73-by-55 inches, extending 36 feet in length.

The project will require a single-lane restriction early next week while contracted crews lay asphalt pavement and place riprap. All restrictions will be lifted before Labor Day weekend.