SR 56 closure extends into Salem next week

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Drivers are reminded to slow down, be extra careful and drive without distraction in and around construction zones

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Indiana— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors LP plans to extend the current closure of SR 56 in Salem next week to continue work on a $13.2 million roadway reconstruction project that has started in March.

On or after Monday, June 20, the SR 56 closure will extend further west, beginning at the Cauble Street intersection and ending at SR 135. The current closure begins at Harrison Street. The new closure will allow crews to rebuild the roadway and complete the drainage work under the roadway.

Crews are also active at the SR 56 bridge over Brock Creek, which is being replaced as part of the reconstruction project, in addition to the SR 135 intersection. The intersection closed late last month for installation of a storm drain and replacement of pavement and curbs. The official detour continues to follow I-65 at Scottsburg (exit 29) to SR 250 at Uniontown (exit 41). National Route 135 is currently expected to reopen to SR 56 in late June.

The contract was awarded to Milestone last December for a total of $13,292,500. Drivers are reminded to slow down, be extra careful, and drive without distraction in and around construction zones. All work is weather dependent and times are subject to change.

Additional information about the project can be found here.

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