JACKSON CO. — Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors, LP will be changing the traffic pattern on US 50 from US 31 to just west of Sandy Creek Dr on or after Friday, August 27.
Both lanes of westbound US 50 will move to the newly rebuilt westbound corridor starting at the junction of US 31 through the stoplight at Sandy Creek Dr and then move back to the current lane locations in front of Chili’s and before the widened Sandy Creek bridges.
The eastbound lanes will stay the same except at the junction of US 31. Both lanes will be moved about four feet south just before the intersection, allowing for the removal of a sliver of pavement in the middle of the roadway.
Dupont Dr will also be closed for the removal and replacement of the roadway on or after this Friday. The temporary signals at the interstate ramps will no longer be needed after this week, and all of the ramps at the I-65 and US 50 interchange will be open for regular traffic flow.
Milestone will work in the middle of the interchange area after the traffic switch. The median area will have the temporary asphalt removed and dirt added back along with a new curb and gutter. The people trail will be finished, and the ditches will be sodded up to Sandy Creek Dr. The four traffic signals will be upgraded, and a box culvert will be placed in mid-September.
The surface lift of asphalt will be placed toward the end of the project, along with the final pavement markings by the end of October this year.
Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.