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S.R. 56 Closure Expands Next Week in Salem

Date: 6/16/2022

Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors LP plans to extend the current closure of S.R. 56 in Salem next week to continue work on a $13.2 million roadway reconstruction project that began in March.

On or after Monday, June 20, the S.R. 56 closure will extend further west, to begin at the intersection of Cauble Street and end at S.R. 135. The current closure begins at Harrison Street. The new closure will allow crews to reconstruct the roadway and complete drainage work under the pavement.

Crews are also active at the S.R. 56 bridge over Brock Creek, which is being replaced as part of the reconstruction project, in addition to the intersection of S.R. 135. The intersection closed late last month for storm drain installation, and pavement and curb replacement. The official detour continues to follow I-65 at Scottsburg (Exit 29) to S.R. 250 at Uniontown (Exit 41). State Road 135 is currently expected to reopen at S.R. 56 in late June.

The contract was awarded to Milestone last December for a total of $13,292,500. Drivers are reminded to slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free in and near construction zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.

Additional information about the project can be found here.

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Intersection of S.R. 135, S.R. 56 to close May 31 in Salem

Date 5/4/2022

Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors LP plans to close the intersection of S.R. 135 and S.R. 56 in Salem on or after Tuesday, May 31, to continue work on a $13.2 million roadway reconstruction project that began in March. 

Following the Memorial Day holiday, the intersection will close for up to 30 days as crews install storm drains and reconstruct the pavement and curb ramps in the area. The official detour for the intersection closure is I-65 at Scottsburg (Exit 29) to S.R. 250 at Uniontown (Exit 41).

State Road 56 remains closed between S.R. 135 and Harrison Street for pavement reconstruction. Replacing the bridge over Brock Creek is also planned. By the end of the contract, nearly a mile and a half of pavement on S.R. 56 will be replaced between S.R. 60 and S.R. 135. The reconstruction portion of the project is scheduled to be complete in fall of 2023.

Patching, milling and paving is also scheduled this year on a short section of S.R. 135, north of S.R. 56. State Road 135 will remain open to traffic throughout the paving project, but with lane closures and flagging. The completion date for resurfacing on S.R. 135 is in late June 2022.

The contract was awarded to Milestone last December for a total of $13,292,500. Drivers are reminded to slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free in and near construction zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.

Additional information about the project can be found here.

 


 

S.R. 56 to close this month for $13.2 million reconstruction project in Salem

Date 3/2/2022

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ind.— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors LP plans to close S.R. 56 in Salem on or after Monday, March 14, to begin work on a $13.2 million roadway reconstruction project that also includes a bridge replacement over Brock Creek and asphalt resurfacing on S.R. 135.

In mid-March, S.R. 56 will close between S.R. 135 (Main Street) and Harrison Street in Salem for utility relocations, followed by reconstruction work. Nearly a mile and a half of S.R. 56 will be reconstructed in sections between S.R. 60 and S.R. 135. Traffic will be detoured onto S.R. 135 and U.S. 150 through Palmyra and Paoli. Local access will be maintained. The reconstruction portion of the project is scheduled to be complete in fall of 2023.

Later this spring or early summer, construction will begin to replace the S.R. 56 bridge over Brock Creek, located 0.2 miles west of S.R. 135. The bridge will close once construction begins; an official start date will be announced. State Road 56 is expected to reopen in late November 2022.

Patching, milling and paving is also scheduled to begin this spring on a short section of S.R. 135, north of S.R. 56. State Road 135 will remain open to traffic throughout the project, but with lane closures and flagging. The completion date for paving work on S.R. 135 is in late June 2022.

The contract was awarded to Milestone last December for a total of $13,292,500. Drivers are reminded to slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free in and near construction zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.

Additional information about the project can be found here.

 

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