(HELTONVILLE) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a drainage pipe replacement scheduled for State Road 58 just west of Heltonville.
Beginning on or around Tuesday, Oct. 8, INDOT Maintenance crews will close State Road 58 between Todd Lane and the Heltonville Town limits as the extract and replace a drainage culvert.
This operation requires a full pavement cut, excavation of the current structure, and replacement of the drain. After the operation is complete, the pavement cut will be filled with aggregate and will be left open for compaction under normal traffic conditions. Within a few days, crews will come back to the worksite and pave over the cut.
“Asset management is vital to protecting and preserving our roadways,” says Jason Tiller, INDOT Southwest Communications Director. “INDOT’s primary goal in the next five to 10 years is to preserve our existing roadways; in order to do that we have to make sure all components of the road, even assets such as drainage structures, which is below the surface, are in top working order.”
Work is expected to last for about three days depending upon weather conditions. During this operation, the road will be completely closed to through traffic. Crews will begin working after school and morning rush traffic has cleared. Local traffic will have access up to the point of closure. All others should use the official detour using State Road 37, US 50 East and State Road 446.
INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert near crews.