INDOT: Brown County bridge work begins Tuesday

The Indiana Department of Transportation says plans are in place to begin work on highway bridges and structures in Brown County starting next week.

Contractors are scheduled to begin work on a superstructure replacement of the bridge over State Road 135 over Pleasant Valley Creek. Starting Tuesday, the highway will be restricted to one lane with a temporary traffic signal on State Road 46, near Van Buren Elementary School.

The signal is expected to remain in place through early October. Valley Branch Road will remain open during construction.

State Road 46 will also be restricted, starting Tuesday, as crews replace several small structures on the highway. The highway will be reduced to one lane with temporary signals at two locations. Those will be about three and four miles east of State Road 135.

INDOT reminds you to slow down, to use extra caution and to drive without distractions in all work zones. The work depends on the weather and schedules are subject to change.