Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors, L.P. closed the S.R. 44 bridge over Sugar Creek Overflow between C.R. 700 E. and Sugar Creek Road on Saturday (June 12) for a superstructure replacement project.
The bridge is expected to remain closed for approximately 60 days. Traffic should utilize the official detour route of I-65, I-465, and I-74.
The project is part of a $6 million asphalt resurface and roadway reconstruction contract that will repave S.R. 44 between Franklin and Shelbyville, and reconstruct the roadway at the I-65 interchange, with the addition of traffic signals. Work began in early April and is expected to be officially complete next June.
Alternating lane closures will continue throughout the summer as paving progresses.