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Traffic Will Be Restricted On US 150 And State Road 56 Beginning Monday

Last updated on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

(ORANGE COUNTY) - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is announcing that construction activities will move into its next phase of construction for the U.S. Route 150/State Road 56 roadway reconstruction project in Orange County.

Starting Monday, April 15, Contractor's crews will begin restricting traffic on U.S. 150/S.R. 56 between S.R. 56 in Prospect and S.R. 37 in Paoli down to 10-feet. Work will be taking place adjacent to the roadway throughout the entire project limits; however, concrete barrier wall and temporary traffic signals will be installed between C.R. 425W and C.R. 375W.

The $7.7 million contract was awarded to Kneis Construction, Inc. of Jasper in May of 2011. The overall project limits begin just west of the S.R. 56 junction to C.R. 375W (Log Creek). Construction in the project includes scarification and resurfacing of the existing pavement, 10-foot paved shoulders from Prospect to Lost River Bridge, sub-grade dirt work, under drain improvements, new box drainage structures, intersection improvements at C.R. 425W, C.R. 550W and C.R. 590W, and temporary traffic signals to control traffic through work zones.

It is anticipated the restrictions will last through the end of 2013 with the overall project completion by the end of August 2014.

INDOT reminds motorists to follow the posted work zone speed limit, use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a work zone. For the latest news and information about INDOT, please visit www.in.gov/indot or www.trafficwise.in.gov.

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