State Road 71 scheduled to close next Monday


VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that State Road 71 will be closed between Jackson Avenue and Shirkie Street in Blandford, Ind., on or after July 19.

The road closure is to allow room for construction of a small structure replacement. The road is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, September 30. The official detour follows State Road 163, State Road 63 and U.S. 36.

The construction project was awarded to White Construction for $985,000. Additional work done for the project includes other bridges in Fountain, Vermillion and Vigo Counties and is scheduled to last through mid-October.

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