JENNINGS/JACKSON CO. — Indiana Department of Transportation contractor RAM Construction Services plans to begin work next week on a $300,000 bridge rehabilitation contract that includes locations on State Road 7 in Jennings County and Farmington Road in Jackson County.
The contractor will complete deck overlays on three bridges in Jennings County. Each bridge will be reduced to one lane with temporary traffic signals for approximately one week while work is in progress. Construction is scheduled as follows, weather permitting:
- On/after Wednesday, May 11: S.R. 7 over Nettle Creek, 7.96 miles north of S.R. 3
- Mid-May: S.R. 7 over Sixmile Creek, 2.95 miles north of S.R. 3
- Late May: S.R. 7 over Sand Creek, 6.86 miles north of S.R. 3
Farmington Road over I-65
Crews will move to the Farmington Road (C.R. 275 N.) overpass over I-65 in Jackson County once work is complete in Jennings County. In late May or early June, the overpass will close for approximately 30 days while the contractor completes a deck overlay. The closure will be just west of U.S. 31. Traffic will be routed to the official detour, which follows U.S. 31, U.S. 50 and C.R. 1040 E.
The contract was awarded to RAM in August 2021 and has a completion date of July 31, 2022. INDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, and consider worker safety when traveling through active construction zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.