(SEYMOUR) – Work is continuing on the $15 million pavement reconstruction contract along U.S. 50 in Seymour. Next week additional lane closures and restrictions will be in place on both directions of U.S. 50 between Sandy Creek Drive and Steven’s Way as crews begin removing the median for placement of temporary asphalt, which will be utilized in the next phase of construction. This work is expected to take two to three weeks, weather permitting.
Milestone Contractors started work in late April at the twin bridges over Sandy Creek. Both bridges are being widened to accommodate a center turn lane and pedestrian path that will be added as part of the contract. Traffic remains shifted to the far right lanes and shoulders as work continues on the bridges.
The next phase of construction is expected to begin in late July or early August and will move all U.S. 50 traffic to westbound lanes while eastbound lanes are rebuilt. During this phase, traffic will utilize temporary ramps and traffic signals when entering or exiting I-65. This configuration will remain in place through late 2020, when traffic will return to its normal pattern for the winter months.
In addition to full-depth pavement replacement and bridge widening, a two-way left turn lane, intersection improvements at U.S. 31, bridge painting and construction of a multi-use path (sponsored by City of Seymour) are included in the contract. Two travel lanes in each direction are expected to be maintained throughout the duration of the project. The intermediate completion date is October 31, 2021, with activity continuing on the job site through June 2022.
Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent.