The Indiana Department of Transportation will make emergency pavement repairs overnight on U.S. 50 at an approach to the Storm Creek bridge east of Seymour.
Motorists are strongly advised to take an alternate route between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. Tuesday to avoid the closure site — two miles east of Seymour, Harry Maginity of the Seymour District office said.
Pavement failure at an approach to the Storm Creek bridge — which is being reconstructed along with the bridge at Mutton Creek as part of the U.S. 50/North Vernon Bypass Project — requires full-depth asphalt replacement to correct a rapidly worsening situation, he said Monday afternoon.
"There's a place in the road where the pavement has just failed at the approach to the bridge," Maginity. "It's not a real big section, but it's going to have to be completely removed and replaced."
Traffic crossing the Storm Creek bridge continues to be restricted to one lane at a time and is controlled by a timed signal.
INDOT hopes to have single-lane east-west traffic restored before 6 a.m. Tuesday.