The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to restrict traffic to a single lane on State Road 46 at Shipley Hollow Road/Bond Cemetery Road just east of State Road 446 in Brown County on Thursday. Contracted crews will begin removing the existing single-slab bridge on State Road 46, replacing it with a 14′ x 7′ concrete box culvert measuring 53 feet in width.
Temporary signals at either end of the work site will control one-direction-at-a-time traffic flow along the north side of the structure while construction occurs on the south side. INDOT says that speed limits will be lowered to 35 mph approaching the bridge. A 10-foot width restriction will also be imposed. Oversized loads will be directed around the site via S.R. 135 North and S.R. 45.
INDOT officials say work at this site may continue through August.