Highway 250 near Patriot now closed


The Indiana Department of Transportation’s stabilization contractor has mobilized crews and equipment at a State Road 250 slide site near Patriot, and the road is now closed.

Operations to stabilize the embankment will close the east-west highway at mile marker 162.8 for up to six weeks.

A signed detour is being put in place to route motorists around the State Road 250 closure.

Geostabilization International will stabilize the 615-foot-wide embankment slide with soil nails. In this process, 20-foot-long steel shafts will be drilled into the landslide at its edges; while 30-foot-long shafts will be used in the center section.

Once soil nails have been installed, wire mesh is affixed – and shotcrete is used to overcoat the area.