GIBSON COUNTY - BEGINNING APRIL 30th: Construction is ramping up on the U.S. 41 project in Gibson County. Beginning on Monday, April 30, contractors crews will begin the next phase of the project, full depth patching. Crews will close one lane of the roadway to perform the work activity and a 12-foot lane restriction will be in place. Reminder, there is a reduced speed limit of 45 MPH in the work zone and Indiana State Police are monitoring the areas. This $4.9 million road resurfacing project was awarded to E & B Paving of Anderson, Indiana and includes slip liner installation into drainage pipes under U.S. 41, turn lane and radii improvements at the intersections of U.S. 41 and S.R. 168 and at U.S. 41 and C.R. 350 South (Toyota), rebuilding the exit ramp from U.S. 41 north bound to S.R. 64 east bound, deep patching the roadway in areas, milling off approximately 1 ½ inches of existing roadway and resurfacing the road. Crews have been relocating utility lines and installing liners in drainage structures under the roadway. Following the full depth patching operation, crews anticipate starting construction of the turn lanes at the U.S. 41 and S.R. 168 intersection. A dedicated right turn lane will be constructed for east bound S.R. 168 traffic to U.S. 41 south bound and for west bound S.R. 168 traffic to U.S. 41 north bound. The turning radii will be improved for north bound U.S. 41 traffic turning right onto east bound S.R. 168. The traffic signal at the intersection will be improved to incorporate the new lanes of traffic. As work progresses, a more defined time table will be established for the work at U.S. 41 and C.R. 350 N, ramp reconstruction at S.R. 64, as well as the patching operation, milling and paving. The contract completion date for this project is November 30, 2012, weather permitting.
WARRICK COUNTY - BEGINNING APRIL 30th: The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that State Road 62 (S.R. 62) will be closing in Boonville. Railroad contractor crews will be closing S.R. 62 from the junction of State Road 61 (S.R. 61) north junction to the junction of State Road 161 (S.R. 161). Crews will be making repairs to the crossing 0.3 miles east of the S.R. 61 north junction. Work will begin on Monday, April 30, at approximately 8:00 a.m. local time. It is anticipated the roadway will re-open to traffic by 2:00 p.m. local time on Friday, May 4. This work had originally been scheduled to begin on April 16, however, due to material delays the project had to be pushed back to April 30. No through vehicle traffic will be allowed, however local residents will have access to the point of closure. All lanes of traffic will be closed at the rail crossing. The official detour will follow S.R. 61, S.R. 66 and S.R. 161.
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