Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor is putting construction signs in place advising motorists of a thin bridge deck overlay project that will impact traffic on U.S. Highway 50 at Tanner’s Creek in Dearborn County and State Road 56 at Indian Creek in Switzerland County.
Dave O’Mara, the state’s contractor for this $497,612 two-bridge preservation project, plans to begin making repairs and restricting travel lanes on or after July 31.
S.R. 56 at Indian Creek located between S.R. 129 and Detour Road near Vevay will be restricted to a single lane controlled by temporary signals to accommodate one-direction-at-a-time traffic while the polymeric overlay is being installed.
This 3-span 365-foot-long structure serves nearly 3000 vehicles per day.
U.S. 50 at Tanner’s Creek and an adjacent service road located 2.97 miles east of S.R. 148 at Lawrenceburg will be topped with the thin overlay to seal the 4-span structure’s driving surface and optimize the coefficient of friction for better maneuverability and stopping capabilities. Two-way traffic will be maintained at the bridge, but shifted to accommodate overlay operations.
Traffic count at U.S. 50’s 881-foot-long structure is 17,410 vehicles per day.
INDOT’s contract completion date for this 2-bridge project is September 1, 2017.