Traffic Switch Planned Sunday At State Road 46 Overpass In Columbus

(BARTHOLOMEW CO.) – Milestone Contractors plans to conduct a traffic switch at the new railroad overpass in Columbus on Sunday, July 26, weather permitting. 

Under the new configuration, crews will finish work to tie-in the new alignment to existing S.R. 46.

The following traffic pattern will take place on Sunday and will be in effect for approximately three weeks. Westbound S.R. 46 will remain one lane while work is completed.

  • S.R. 11 northbound to S.R. 46 westbound routed on new loop ramp and bridge over S.R. 11
  • S.R. 11 southbound to S.R. 46 westbound use existing configuration
  • S.R. 11 southbound thru traffic use existing configuration and section of temporary pavement

The next traffic switch, planned next month, will move all traffic to the new alignment. Any remaining work will be completed under temporary lane closures with flagging when necessary.

Eastbound S.R. 46 traffic was moved to the new loop ramps and bridge in late June. Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones, especially as drivers adjust to new traffic patterns.