NEWBURGH, Ind. –The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is announcing that on Wednesday, May 23, Vann Road at State Road 261 (S.R. 261). The intersection, located just south of Castle High School, will close for reconstruction to accommodate the additional lanes of traffic and realignment of intersection. Crews will begin work at approximately 7:00 a.m. local time and the roadway will remain closed through mid-June, weather permitting.
The $12.1 million dollar project includes upgrading S.R. 261 from three to five lanes (2 lanes in each direction with a center turn lane) from State Road 66 to Fuquay Road. From Fuquay, the roadway will be upgraded to three lanes (one lane in each direction with a center turn lane) to Old Plank Road. The roadway will then continue north as two lanes to Jenner Road and will have a dedicated turn lane into the Lake Ridge Subdivision with improved shoulders. The work also includes realignment of the Fuquay intersection with S.R. 261, sight distance improvements and a new stop light at the intersection of S.R. 261 and Peachwood Drive. The overall completion date for the project is April of 2014.
INDOT encourages motorists to slow down and pay special attention while traveling in work zones throughout Indiana. For the latest news and information about INDOT, please visit www.in.gov/indot and www.trafficwise.in.gov