The Indiana Department of Transportation has scheduled polymeric deck overlays for a Switzerland County bridge, and also a bridge in Dearborn County.
Dave O’Mara Contractor representatives met on recently with INDOT officials at the Seymour District offices to review contract requirements for a $497,612 bridge project slated for next spring-summer.
In Switzerland County, the State Road 56 bridge over Indian Creek between State Road 129 and Detour Road will be restricted to a single lane, controlled by temporary signals to accommodate one-direction-at-a-time traffic while a 3/8-inch polymer epoxy deck overlay is installed. The three-span 365-foot-long structure serves nearly 3,000 vehicles per day.
In Dearborn County, the U.S. Highway 50 bridge over Tanners Creek and an adjacent service road located 2.97 miles east of State Road 148 at Lawrenceburg will receive a thin polymeric epoxy overlay to seal the 4-span structure’s driving surface.
In addition to extending the bridge’s service life, this overlay will restore surface friction for better maneuverability and stopping capabilities. U.S. 50 traffic count at the 881-foot-long structure is 17,410 vehicles per day. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but shifted to accommodate overlay operations.
INDOT’s contract completion date for this 2-bridge project is September 1, 2017.