Bridge Project To Close Part of Highway

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A bridge project will close one lane of a busy highway in Parke County next week.

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a bridge deck replacement project on the U.S. 36 Bridge over the Wabash River. Traffic will be restricted to one lane, beginning Monday, April 24th.

Traffic will be controlled at the bridge with a traffic signal.

The bridge work is scheduled to be completed by the first week in October of this year. The suggested wide load detour follows U.S. 36 in Rockville south on U.S. 41 to State Road 163 to State Road 63 and back to U.S. 36.

The remainder of the project stretching into 2018 will include paving and bridge deck overlays. U.S. 36 will be resurfaced form Rockville to the Indiana/Illinois State line. This portion of the project is scheduled for completion on September 30th, 2018.

The project was awarded to Wabash Valley Asphalt for $10.2 million.

INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone.

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