US 31 Restricted To One Lane At Scottsburg Bridge Print
Written by George Browning   
Friday, 03 June 2016 14:56

The Indiana Department of Transportation will restrict U.S. Highway 31 to a single lane for up to 90 days at its bridge over Stucker Ditch and the Conrail railroad tracks at Scottsburg—beginning Monday (JUNE 6).
American Contracting Company of Jeffersonville, the state’s contractor for this $886,833 bridge preservation project, plans to install temporary traffic signals at either end of the 5-span steel girder bridge Monday morning. At that time, U.S. 31’s northbound lane will close to allow work on the east half of the 476-foot-long structure.
Motorist will cross the bridge in the southbound lane—one direction at a time.
American Contacting is charged with removing the existing bridge deck overlay and installing a new 1¾ -inch latex modified concrete overlay in two phases. This new overlay will project the superstructure from degradation caused by weather and salt, extending service life, while providing motorists a new smooth driving surface. New bridge approaches will also be constructed.
This U.S. 31 bridge site is located two miles north of State Road 56. Traffic count is 10,110 vehicles per day.