Patching work on U.S. 31 in Columbus begins next week

Work on a $5.2 million asphalt resurface project on U.S. 31 in Bartholomew County is set to begin next week. The Indiana Department of Transportation says that Milestone Contractors crews are expected to begin work on Monday, Sept. 16, weather permitting.

Work will take place from Washington Street in Columbus to just south of I-65 in Taylorsville. Patching is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 23, and will be followed by milling and paving next year. Crews will work north from Washington Street to I-65, then work back south in each lane of the highway.

A turn lane will be added on southbound U.S. 31 at County Road 400 N. during this project.

Drivers should plan ahead and expect delays due to daytime lane closures.

Patching is expected to be complete by Halloween. INDOT says work will resume on U.S. 31 next spring.