State Road 135 over Kiper Creek now open, bridge at Little Salt Creek to close today in Jackson County

JACKSON CO. — The State Road 135 bridge over Kiper Creek opened north of S.R. 58 in Jackson County following a superstructure replacement project that began in March.

The project is part of a $2.3 million bridge replacement and rehabilitation contract that is scheduled to continue following the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Today, Indiana Department of Transportation contractor E&B Paving Inc. plans to close the second bridge on the contract located approximately five miles north of S.R. 58 over Little Salt Creek. State Road 135 is expected to remain closed for up to 90 days at this location for a deck overlay project. The official detour will follow S.R. 46 to I-65 to S.R. 58.

Additional projects include:

  • Bridge replacement on S.R. 135 at Kiper Creek (2.72 miles N of S.R. 58) — 120-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 fall of 2022. Additional information will be shared prior to future road restrictions or closures. 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.

S.R. 135 over Kiper Creek - Jackson County
The S.R. 135 bridge over Kiper Creek opened Friday, July 2, in Jackson County. The bridge over Little Salt Creek is scheduled to close on or after Tuesday, July 6, for a rehabilitation project.