Roads to close for area INDOT projects

Drivers in Jennings and Jefferson counties will see some delays starting next week as crews replace pipes on State Road 250.

According to INDOT, starting around Wednesday, State Road 250 between State Road 3 and State Road 7 will close from about 8 to to 5 Mondays through Thursdays through mid August for the work. Access will still be available for local residents, but other drivers should find an alternate route.

Also, State Road 135 in Jackson County will be closing for more than two months for a bridge project.

According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, contractors will be replacing the superstructure of the bridge over a branch of Kiper Creek, starting on Monday. The bridge is just over two and a half miles north of State Road 58, near County Road 890N.

The official detour will follow State Roads 58, 258 and 11 to Interstate 65 and to State Road 46.

The project is expected to take about 65 days. The work schedule is dependent on the weather.

Force Construction is the contractor for the $4.5 million dollar project which includes a bridge deck overlay, a superstructure replacement and four box culvert replacements on State Roads 135, 258 and 58.

The work schedules are dependent on the weather.

INDOT asks that you slow down, drive without distractions and be alert to worker safety in all work zones.