$5.3M Contract Awarded for State Road 38 Pavement Project

Sections of State Road 38 will be closed as construction is completed in phases.

Sections of State Road 38 will be closed as construction is completed in phases.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded a $5.3 million construction contract to Milestone Contractors for a State Road 38 (Broad Street) pavement project between State Road 3 (Memorial Drive) and 31st Street in New Castle.

The project will improve two miles of State Road 38. Pavement east of 15th Street will be completely rebuilt. Pavement west of 15th Street will be rehabilitated. Work will also include replacing sections of curb and sidewalks, modernizing curb ramps at intersections, and improving storm water drainage structures within the project limits.

Road closures ahead

Sections of State Road 38 will be closed as construction is completed in phases. A signed detour will direct highway traffic south to I-70 via State Road 1 and State Road 109.

During one phase of construction, State Road 103 will be closed at State Road 38. During this closure, signed detours will direct State Road 103 traffic around construction via U.S. 36, U.S. 40, State Road 1 and State Road 109.

(State Road 3 is not being used as part of an official detour for through traffic because State Road 38 will also be closed for about six months for a separate project about three miles west of State Road 3 near the intersections of Henry County Roads 275 and 300 West. For more details about this project, go to https://lnks.gd/2/2dqd_N.)

Access to residences and businesses will be maintained. Other routes can provide access to local destinations. Some access to and from city streets intersecting with State Road 38 will be temporarily closed. These closures will be sequenced to maintain as much access as possible while completing the project safely and efficiently. Specific dates and locations of closures will be announced in advance.

Construction is anticipated to begin as early as March. A specific start date will be announced after contractors submit a project schedule. State Road 38 is expected to be fully open to traffic before the end of this year, and all work on the contract is expected to be complete before summer of 2018.

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