US 31 Bridges in Jackson County to Reopen Ahead of Schedule

(JACKSON CO.) – Two bridge projects that began in late July on US 31 between Crothersville and Uniontown are expected to be completed ahead of schedule. US 31 closed over Grassy Creek in late July, for a $870,000 bridge replacement project. A temporary traffic signal has been in place at Blau Ditch for an $890,000 bridge deck overlay.

The bridge over Grassy Creek was expected to reopen by Friday, November 29, but will reopen tomorrow (Oct. 25) by noon with temporary pavement markings. Flagging will take place in November to apply permanent markings.

The temporary signal will remain in place at Blau Ditch through Tuesday, November 5, weather permitting. Crews from E&B Paving Inc. are currently installing guardrails and paving the bridge, which was expected to reopen by Monday, November 11.

Additional bridgework is planned on US 31 between Uniontown and Seymour next year. A bridge deck overlay is scheduled for the bridge over Mutton Creek Ditch, and a superstructure replacement project is planned for US 31 over I-65. Lane restrictions will be in place for approximately 150 days at Mutton Creek Ditch and the road will close over I-65 for approximately 120 days.

US 31 Grassy Creek

The US 31 bridge over Grassy Creek in Jackson County is scheduled to reopen tomorrow (Oct. 25) by noon. The bridge over Blau Ditch, just south of Grassy Creek, is expected to reopen as two lanes by Nov. 5.