Work to begin next week on bridge and small structure replacements on S.R. 135, S.R. 46 in Brown County

BROWN CO. — Construction is scheduled to begin on or after Tuesday, July 6, on two separate contracts along S.R. 135 and S.R. 46 in Brown County. One includes superstructure replacements on S.R. 135 over Pleasant Valley Creek and the other is a set of small structure replacements on S.R. 46.

On or after July 6, S.R. 135 will be restricted to one lane with a temporary traffic signal approximately 4.5 miles south of S.R. 46, near Van Buren Elementary School, for a superstructure replacement project over Pleasant Valley Creek. The signal is expected to remain in place through early October. Valley Branch Road will remain open during construction.The $2 million contract also includes a second bridge on S.R. 135, located just south of the school, also over Pleasant Valley Creek. Work is expected to begin next spring under a temporary signal. Milestone Contractors, L.P. was awarded the contract in December 2020.

S.R. 46 Small Structures
Also on or after July 6, S.R. 46 will be reduced to one lane with a temporary traffic signal at two locations, approximately three and four miles east of S.R. 135, for small structure replacement projects. The completion date for the contract is September 30, 2021. The $1.5 million contracts was awarded to E&B Paving Inc. last July.

Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free in and near all construction zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.