Superstructure replacement to close S.R. 135 in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY – Indiana Department of Transportation contractor E&B Paving Inc. plans to close State Road 135 over Kiper Creek on or after Monday, March 15, for a superstructure replacement project.

The bridge is located approximately two miles north of S.R. 58, just south of C.R. 850 N. in Jackson County. The closure is expected to be in place for up to 120 days, through mid-July, with an official detour of S.R. 46 to I-65 to S.R. 58. 

Additional projects on the $2.3 million bridge replacement and rehabilitation contract include:

  • Bridge replacement on S.R. 135 at Kiper Creek (2.72 miles N of S.R. 58) — 120-day closure
  • Bridge rehabilitation on S.R. 135 over Little Salt Creek (5.6 miles N of S.R. 58) — 90-day closure
  • Small structure replacement on S.R. 58 over unnamed tributary to Buck Creek (4.14 miles E of S.R. 258) — 30-day closure

The contract was awarded in August 2020 and is expected to be complete in the fall of 2022. Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free in and near all work zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.