Bridge painting project scheduled for State Road 257 White River bridge

PIKE CO. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions on State Road 257 between Otwell and Washington for a bridge painting project.

Beginning on or around April 14, contractors will restrict one lane of the S.R. 257 bridge spanning the East Fork of the White River as crews work to paint the steel components of the bridge below the deck. Bridge painting helps inspectors identify potential structural issues with bridges more easily and provides protection against rust and corrosion of a bridge’s structural components.

The bridge painting project is expected to last until mid-May depending upon weather conditions. One 12-foot lane will be open at all times with traffic controlled by flagging operations. Restrictions will be in place for 12 hours per day.

INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert near crews.

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