U.S. 31 between U.S. 50 at Seymour and State Road 250 at Uniontown will be closed for 14 days while crews remove and replace a 2,400-foot section of concrete pavement at Kriete Corner. The closure was tentatively scheduled to begin after Memorial Day—weather permitting—on Tuesday, May 31.
U.S. 31 will be open to the construction site for local traffic coming from the north. All through traffic should detour around the closure via Interstate 65, INDOT officials recommend.
This work is part of a $5,188,987 rehabilitation project along 21 miles of U.S. 31 between U.S. 50 and Lake Road south of Scottsburg.
Dave O’Mara, the state’s contractor, is charged with making full-depth concrete patches and partial-depth asphalt patches on rural segments of U.S. 31 in Jackson and Scott Counties.
In addition to pavement repairs, the north-south highway will be milled and resurfaced through Crothersville between Marshall Drive to Cindy Lane, and through Scottsburg and Austin between Lake Road and the Muscatatuck River bridge, according to Harry Maginity, INDOT spokesperson.
Excavation and extensive concrete patching is scheduled to begin at Scottsburg and Austin on Monday, June 6.
The contract also includes concrete repairs and joint sealing at the I-65 bridge.
This part of U.S. 31 has a traffic count of 15,420 vehicles per day.
The contract completion date is November 15.