State Road 7 Closure Moves North Wednesday in Jennings County

(JENNINGS COUNTY) — The current State Road 7 closure at Turkey Run in Jennings County will move one mile north on or after Wednesday, September 18, weather permitting, as crews begin work on the third of four box culverts between the Jefferson/Jennings County line and Vernon.

The road will close Wednesday 11.67 miles north of State Road 250, just south of Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area, for a box culvert replacement. The road will reopen at the second culvert location, where crews have been working since August 26. The new closure is planned for approximately 30 days.

The official state detour for the closure is State Road 3 to State Road 256. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and use caution in and near the work zone. The project is expected to be completed by October 31, 2019. All work is weather dependent.

Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. was awarded the project for $1.4 million in August 2018.

One box culvert remains before the project is complete (location listed below). Crews will begin work at the fourth location immediately following completion of the third.

  • 5.71 miles north of Jefferson/Jennings County line, approximately one mile south of S.R. 3/ S.R. 7 split (maintenance/repair)