US 31 bridge projects in Jackson County to finish work ahead of schedule

Two bridge projects that began in late July on U.S. 31 between Crothersville and Uniontown in Jackson County are expected to be completed ahead of schedule. The Indiana Department of Transportation says that U.S. 31 closed over Grassy Creek for a $870,000 bridge replacement project. A temporary traffic signal has been in place at Blau Ditch for an $890,000 bridge deck overlay.

The bridge over Grassy Creek was expected to reopen by Nov. 29, but will reopen Friday, Oct. 25 by noon with temporary pavement markings. Flaggers will be on hand into November to apply permanent markings.

The temporary signal will remain in place at Blau Ditch through Nov. 5, weather permitting. Crews from E&B Paving Inc. are currently installing guardrail and paving the bridge, which was expected to reopen by Nov. 11.