Indiana Department of Transportation’s stabilization contractor plans to mobilize crews and equipment at a State Road 250 slide site near Patriot as soon as next Monday (SEPTEMBER 18). Operations to stabilize the embankment will close the east-west highway at mile marker 162.8 for up to six weeks.
A signed detour is being put in place to route motorists around the S.R. 250 closure.
Geostabilization International will stay the 615-foot-wide embankment slide with soil nails. 20-foot-long steel shafts will be drilled into the landslide at its edges. 30-foot-long shafts will be used in the center section.
Once soil nails have been installed, wire mesh is affixed—and shotcrete is used to overcoat the area.