With two weeks already in the books, contractors are making significant progress with the South Split construction. Dry weather and round-the-clock work has moved the 59 day project just slightly ahead of schedule.
Work on the South Split began after Labor Day and is being done to reconstruct and lower one-half mile of pavement beneath seven bridges. The project is necessary to increase bridge clearances and reduce the potential for collisions from unpermitted and off-route trucks with oversized and unsecured loads. Repeated bridge strikes from those trucks posed a safety concern over the last 5 -7 years with numerous accidents occurring during that time period.
While an early completion of the project won’t be known for another couple of weeks, both Milestone Contractor and INDOT are pleased with the progress so far and the minimal problems experienced by drivers in getting around this closure.