Shelbville's East Washington St Rehabilitation Project is starting soon between the Public Square and the railroad.
A barrier wall has been placed down the middle of the street and the first phase of the project will involve work on the north half of it between the Public Square and the four way stop at Pike Street.
There will only be one lane open to traffic and that is eastbound only.
At some point when that section is finished, traffic will be moved to the north side of the street and construction will be done on the south side.
Traffic will still be restricted to one lane – eastbound only.
This project goes all the way to the railroad, so the construction work will expand farther east at some point in the near future, but should stay with the same traffic pattern.
Westbound traffic will be rerouted starting at Vine Street with the suggested detour being south on Vine to Broadway and then west over to Harrison.
There will be some times where the entire street will be closed to traffic for periods of time, but those have not been determined yet.
This traffic plan may be in effect until the end of the year.