State Road 54 To Close Near Ridgeport Due To Slide

(GREENE CO.) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced an emergency closure on State Road 54 near the Ridgeport Community east of Bloomfield.

Beginning immediately, INDOT maintenance crews will close State Road 54 at Crowe Road due to complications from a slide. Due to the slide, maintenance crews were called to repair a hole earlier this week after our Technical services team identified a concern beneath the driving lane. At this time, the hole has been stabilized. As a precaution, engineering and support staff at INDOT have recommended a road closure in this area to begin immediately and to stay in place until a project to correct the slide begins.
The slide correction project is scheduled for letting in September, but INDOT Vincennes District team members are working to accelerate that date.
During the closure, local traffic will have access up to the point of closure. All other traffic will need to follow the official detour using US 231, I-69, State Road 45 and State Road 54.