State Road 256 closing in Jackson County for bridge work

State Road 256 in southern Jackson County will be closing for about a month, starting next week while contractors replace a bridge.

According to INDOT, the work will be about two and a half miles east of State Road 39, between State Road 39 and Austin. While the highway is closed, the official detour will follow Interstate-65, to State Road 56, and to State Road 39.

The $4.7 million dollar project was awarded to Force Construction. It also includes two other bridge replacements on State Road 256, with the second project west of Interstate 65 over the Muscatatuck River set to start in June.

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