Preliminary Work Begins Monday on US 31 Resurface Project in Bartholomew County

(BARTHOLOMEW CO.) – Milestone Contractors will start preliminary work on a $5.2 million asphalt resurface project on U.S. 31 in Bartholomew County on or after Monday, September 16, weather permitting.

Work will take place from Washington Street in Columbus to just south of I-65 in Taylorsville. Patching is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 23, and will be followed by milling and paving next year. Crews will work north from Washington Street to I-65, then work back south in each lane of the highway.

A turn lane will be added on southbound U.S. 31 at C.R. 400 N. during this project.

Motorists should plan ahead and expect delays due to daytime lane closures along the route and use extra caution in and near the work zone. 

Patching is expected to be completed by October 31, 2019. Work will resume on U.S. 31 in spring 2020.