‘No Semis’ Signs Placed On Boyd Lane

(BEDFORD) – The Lawrence County Highway Department and the Indiana Department of Transportation are addressing complaints of semi tractor trailers traveling on Boyd Lane.

Lawrence County Highway Department Superintendent David Holmes

Highway Superintendent David Holmes shared this information with the commissioners Tuesday morning.

Holmes told the commissioners that “no semis” signs have been placed on Boyd Lane. INDOT will be placing signs on the state right of ways.

The signs were placed after Holmes and the commissioners received several complaints of semis traveling on Boyd Lane.

Holmes told the commissioners during last month’s meeting that he thought GPS devices were directing drivers down Boyd Lane.

In other business:

Highway crews will replace a culvert on Coveyville Road on Thursday. The commissioners opened several highway bids for stone, asphalt and salt. Those bids were taken under advisement. Bridge 107 on Armstrong Station Road, west of Springville, off State Road 58 has been repaired and inspected and is now open to traffic. The bridge opened Monday at 1:00 p.m.

The bridge was ordered closed after deterioration was located on the Fayetteville side of the bridge.

“The current posting is still 8 tons but will be updated in a couple days when the final load rating calculations will be complete,” said Holmes. “Thanks to everyone for their patience.” Holmes has submitted the paperwork for the Community Crossing Grant. If awarded, those funds will help pay for paving more roadways but has not heard if the county received any funds yet.

Work continues on replacing historical Bridge 150 on Mill Creek Road. INDOT and the railroad are working on an agreement to move forward.

“We are working through issues, so we currently in a holding pattern,” said Holmes.

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