Work underway on Highway 101 bridge


The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that it’s contractor is now on site at the State Road 101 bridge which spans State Road 156 and Markland Dam in Switzerland County.

Crews have now installed temporary signals at either end of the bridge for traffic control as one-half of the 680-foot, six-span structure is closed for repairs and a concrete deck overlay.

Flaggers will be present to direct motorists around work areas.

Utility companies are scheduled to perform work within the State Road 101 construction zone next week. Again, flaggers will be used for traffic control.

American Contracting, the state’s contractor for this $822,014 Seymour District bridge project, anticipates activating the temporary signals and setting barrier wall on or before Monday, August 17th.

The signals will allow alternating single-lane traffic to cross the bridge. Lane width will be 11 feet.

The Jeffersonville bridge contractor is responsible for milling away the existing bridge deck overlay and using hydro-demolition to dislodge loose concrete before making patches and beam repairs. Focus of the INDOT project is installation of a 2 1/2-inch latex modified concrete overlay. Officials believe this work can be completed within six weeks – weather permitting.