(BARTHOLOMEW CO.) – Milestone Contractors plans to move S.R. 46 traffic to its final configuration at the new railroad overpass in Columbus between 7 a.m. and noon Saturday, August 8th.
The last switch includes opening all three lanes across the 3rd Street bridge from downtown and opening a second westbound lane across the new bridge over S.R. 11 through project limits. Coming from downtown, westbound S.R. 46 traffic should utilize the left two lanes to continue across the overpass. State Road 46 to southbound S.R. 11 traffic should utilize the right lane.
Starting Monday, Aug. 17, crews will begin laying the final lift of asphalt for the project. Paving work is scheduled to take place at night, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. under intermittent lane closures and is expected to be complete by the end of the month, weather permitting.
Other work will continue near the new overpass through the rest of the summer and fall into next spring, including removal of previous lanes of S.R. 46, seeding, sodding and project clean-up. Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones, especially as drivers adjust to new traffic patterns.