$7.2M construction contract awarded for 7 bridges on I-70 in Hancock and Henry counties
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded a $7.2 million construction contract to Milestone Contractors for bridge deck replacement, rehabilitation or overlays on seven bridges on Interstate 70 in Hancock and Henry counties.
Construction is planned to begin this spring, and all work on the contract is expected to be complete by November. Specific dates and traffic restrictions will be announced after project schedules are submitted by contractors.
The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph through the interstate work zones and reduced further to 45 mph when workers are present and lights are flashing.
Rebuilding two bridges over Six Mile Creek
Milestone will rebuild twin I-70 bridges over Six Mile Creek, which is located near mile 112 west of the Hancock-Henry county line and State Road 109 (Exit 115).
During construction of each bridge, one lane of that direction of traffic will be temporarily shifted across the median to share the other side of the interstate with the opposing direction of traffic separated by concrete barriers. The other lane will remain on the side of the interstate under construction and shifted to one half of the bridge as each structure is rebuilt one half at a time.
One lane may be closed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. At least one lane will remain open in each direction.
Rehabilitating two bridges over Brandywine Creek
Milestone will repair and preserve twin I-70 bridges over Brandywine Creek, which is located just east of State Road 9 (Exit 104) in Hancock County.
Two lanes of traffic will be temporarily shifted in two phases of construction for each bridge. One phase will shift both lanes toward the median and the other phase will shift both lanes toward the right shoulders as work is completed one half at a time.
Two lanes will be maintained in both directions except for overnight lane closures between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. All interchange ramps at State Road 9 (Exit 104) are expected to remain open.
Overlaying two bridges over Montgomery Creek
Milestone will repair and preserve twin I-70 bridges over Montgomery Creek, which is located just east of State Road 109 (Exit 115) in Henry County.
Two lanes will be maintained in both directions except for some weekends, when one lane may be closed for concrete work starting at 9 p.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Monday.
Interchange ramps are expected to remain open with the exception of the State Road 109 entrance ramp to eastbound I-70, which may be closed starting at 9 p.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Monday for concrete work in the eastbound right lane.
Bridge deck overlay on Hancock County Road 850 East
Milestone will close the Hancock County Road 850 East bridge over I-70 to apply a modified concrete overlay to the bridge deck. During the closure, county road traffic will be detoured to cross the interstate using County Road 600 East via County Roads 250 and 300 North.
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