State Road 38 Closes in May For Safety Improvements West of New Castle
E & B Paving plans to close State Road 38 in May for a traffic safety improvement project at the intersections of State Road 38 and Henry County Roads 275 and 300 West.
The $1.6 million construction contract will straighten the alignment and lower the elevation of State Road 38 to increase sight distance near the intersections of Henry County Roads 275 and 300 West. The intersections are located about three miles west of State Road 3 and less than one mile east of State Road 234. A westbound State Road 38 right-turn lane to northbound County Road 300 West will also be built.
Construction will close State Road 38 for about six months. During the closure, state highway traffic will be detoured north to U.S. 36 via State Road 3 and State Road 109.
The intersections at County Roads 275 and 300 West will be rebuilt in two phases. County Road 300 West will not close until after August 14. Specific dates of all closures will be announced in advance. The project is expected to be open to traffic by the end of 2017.
Milestone Contractors plans to close State Road 38 on or after Wednesday, March 22 to begin construction on a $5.3 million pavement replacement and rehabilitation project in New Castle between State Road 3 (Memorial Drive) and 31st Street. For more information about this project, go to http://www.in.gov/indot/3560.htm.