Shelby County Bridge Project to Begin Next Step
A major project to maintain and preserve 11 bridges in Shelby County is set to enter its next phase. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the $3.3 million project is scheduled to begin phase two Tuesday, weather permitting.
INDOT is working to repair the bridges on or over Interstate 74, including repairing or replacing concrete bridge components, painting structural steel, and/or applying modified concrete overlays to the bridge decks. The first phase of the project began last month.
As part of the next phase, North Vernon-based Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. will open the right lane of eastbound I-74 between State Road 9 and State Road 244 and begin moving concrete barriers. INDOT says future phases of the project will include closing the westbound lanes of the same section of I-74.
The department says all closure dates and pattern changes will be announced in advance. Each phase of the project is expected to last four to six weeks, with the entire project expected to be complete in November.