JENNINGS CO. — Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. plans to begin work on or after Tuesday, March 1, on a $3 million bridge replacement project on US 50 over Six Mile Creek in Jennings County. The bridge is located 5.64 miles east of U.S. 31 near Hayden.
Construction will be completed in two phases. In early March traffic will shift to the north side of the bridge while construction takes place on the south side. Once the south side is complete, traffic will shift to the newly-constructed side of the bridge so work can continue on the north side. One lane of US 50 will remain open in each direction, but daytime lane closures and flagging are possible. Motorists should pay attention to advance warning signage prior to the bridge. Additional traffic impacts include the closure of Washington Street on or after Thursday, March 10, due to its close proximity to the project.
The contract was awarded in January to Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. with a completion date of Nov. 30, 2022. INDOT reminds drivers to use extra caution, avoid distractions, and consider worker safety when traveling through an active work zone. A reduced speed limit of 45 mph will be in place for the duration of the project. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.
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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.
About the Indiana Hands-Free Law
On July 1, 2020, Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed the Indiana Hands-Free Law to reduce distracted driving across the state. Since then, drivers have been prohibited from holding a mobile device while their vehicles are in motion. With help from the Indiana State Police and other law enforcement agencies, over 5,400 citations and more than 10,500 warnings have been issued. For more information on Indiana’s Hands-Free Law, visit www.HandsFreeIndiana.com