SCOTT CO.— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor E&B Paving Inc. plans to begin work on an asphalt resurfacing project on U.S. 31 in Scottsburg starting on or after Wednesday, August 24. Crews will be active from York Road to S.R. 56.
Work will start with patching along U.S. 31, followed by milling and paving. Traffic will be shifted with one lane open in each direction. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents throughout the project.
In mid-September, signal modifications are scheduled to begin at the intersection of U.S. 31 and Owen Street. Motorists can expect flagging and temporary stoppages while work is in progress at this location.
Construction is expected to last between six and eight weeks, depending upon weather and other factors. Following paving, the roadway will be reconfigured between York Road and S.R. 56 to include a center two-way left turn lane, with one travel lane in each direction. This change follows a pattern of crashes involving motorists turning left on U.S. 31 and will improve corridor safety by giving drivers a dedicated area to safely wait to turn.
The $563,000 contract was awarded to E&B in February and has a completion date of October 31, 2022. INDOT reminds drivers to slow down, use caution and watch for workers and equipment in active work zones. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.