JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind.— The current closure on S.R. 7 in Jennings
County will move north on or after Tuesday, October 15, weather
permitting, as crews begin work on the fourth and final box culvert
between Vernon and the Jefferson County line.
The closure was originally scheduled to move to its final location on
Wednesday (Oct. 16), but work on the third culvert will be completed
earlier than anticipated.
The road will close 5.71 miles north of the county line on Wednesday, just south of the S.R. 3/S.R. 7 junction near Vernon for box culvert
maintenance and repair.
The road will reopen at the previous culvert location, where crews have been working since mid-September.
The official state detour for the closure is S.R. 3 to S.R. 256. Motorists are
encouraged to plan ahead and use caution near the work zone.
The project is currently expected to be complete by October 31, 2019.
All work is weather dependent.Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. was
awarded the project for $1.4 million in August 2018.
Motorists in Southeast Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts any time via:
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About Next Level Roads
“With a sustainable, data-driven plan in place to fund roads and bridges, Hoosiers can rest assured that Indiana will remain the Crossroads of
America for generations to come.” – Governor Eric J. Holcomb
Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Roads plan is a fully-funded, data-driven investment in Indiana’s transportation infrastructure.
Implemented in 2017, Next Level Roads dedicates more than $60 billion to construction and maintenance projects for at least the next 20 years to improve and maintain Indiana’s state highways, finish major projects, and plan for the future.
The plan fosters partnerships between the state and Hoosier cities, towns, and counties to deliver high-priority local road projects.
Next Level Roads is enhancing Indiana’s economic edge and the quality
of life for all Hoosiers. View our interactive Next Level Roads
construction map at www.nextlevelroads.com.
About the Indiana Department of Transportation
Over the past 100 years, INDOT has transformed the state of Indiana into the Crossroads of America we know today.
With six district offices and 3,500 employees, the agency is responsible
for constructing and maintaining more than 29,000 lane miles of
highways, more than 5,700 bridges, and supporting 4,500 rail miles and
117 airports across the state.
Indiana once again ranked #1 in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s
2019 “America’s Top States for Business” ranking.
Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.