Bridge project to close SR 240 for four months

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Even as the General Assembly and Gov. Mike Pence debate the best ways to fund road and bridge improvements throughout the state, transportation work continues in Indiana throughout 2016.

Putnam County residents will see this work up close this spring and summer, as State Road 240 will be closed east of Greencastle for work on the bridge in Chadd Valley.

The bridge deck overlay project will cause the closure of the road from April 1 through July 31.

Built in 1966, the bridge carries State Road 240 over Deer Creek in western Marion Township.

The official detour will actually cut out the entirety of State Road 240, following U.S. 231 south out of Greencastle, east on U.S. 40 and north on State Road 75.

While local routes will undoubtedly be utilized, the four-month project will take away the quickest and easiest route from Greencastle's east side to Plainfield and Avon.

The $341,882 project was awarded to Duncan Robertson Inc.

State Road 240 will be closed for the majority of the summer for the second straight year. In 2015, the replacement of a culvert about five miles east of Greencastle closed the road from late May to late July.

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  • 4 months to do a small bridge overlay? No fast-track for you, Putnam County!

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Sat, Jan 16, 2016, at 7:04 PM
  • It seems like it took them all Summer to finish the last project!

    -- Posted by townielove on Sun, Jan 17, 2016, at 10:08 AM
  • Prior to starting the last summers project most of 240 was cut up and resurfaced in sections and the job that Milestone did was worse after they were done than if they had just left it alone.

    I only hope someone is smart enough this time to fix the condition of the roads that cross over to 40, BEFORE they shut 240 down.

    -- Posted by beeman on Mon, Jan 18, 2016, at 6:34 AM
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