Bridge project in Greenwood has been finalized

A $1.2 million project to rehabilitate Madison Avenue’s bridge over Pleasant Run Creek in Johnson County has been finalized. The bridge is located east of the Greenwood Park Mall between County Line Road and Fry Road.

Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Spokesman Harry Maginity says that Shutt-Lookabill, an Indianapolis bridge builder, has been contracted to demolish the existing structure and replace it, one-half at a time, with a new, three-span continuous reinforced concrete slab bridge. He says this new bridge will measure 71 feet in length and 59 feet in width. The project includes new bridge rails, sidewalks and street approaches.

Maginity says that the contractor plans to post construction signs on March 1. Work is expected to begin two weeks later.

INDOT officials say traffic will be shifted to the west side of the bridge, vacating lanes on the east side, for demolition and reconstruction. Phase II construction moves to the west side, shifting traffic to the east side of the bridge. INDOT notes that the contract completion date is September 30.

Maginity says that the Federal Highway Administration is funding 80 percent of this project, while Johnson County will pay 20 percent of the costs. He adds that onsite supervision will be provided by United Consulting of Indianapolis.