Bridge project, resurfacing of U.S. 231 to commence April 1

Monday, March 24, 2014

Replacement of the decking on the U.S. 231 bridge over Big Walnut Creek just north of the Putnam County Fairgrounds in Greencastle is part of an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) project set to commence next week.

Orange signs announcing the work have already been put in place north of Greencastle.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane on the bridge and will be controlled by a traffic signal, INDOT Communications Director Debbie Calder said.

The restrictions are scheduled to begin on or after Tuesday, April 1.

In addition to the bridgework, INDOT will be resurfacing the U.S. 231 roadway from just over 1.5 miles north of State Road 240 to just south of U.S. 36.

It is expected that the work will still be continuing at Putnam County Fair time (July 18-26). INDOT is looking into additional measures for assistance with traffic control during the fair, Calder told the Banner Graphic.

The $1.8 million project has been awarded to Wabash Valley Asphalt.

Completion date for the project is listed as Oct. 24, 2014.

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  • It's too bad some of the money wasted on state paving projects can't be diverted to local road maintenance. Highway 231 from Greencastle to US 36 is in good shape already. Our local roads are falling apart.

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Tue, Mar 25, 2014, at 8:08 AM
  • Right on Ben.....

    -- Posted by foxtrotter on Wed, Mar 26, 2014, at 11:53 AM
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