Bridge work on four Bartholomew County bridges

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will overlay bridge decks on Interstate 65 at four locations in northern Bartholomew County this spring.

INDOT Spokesman Harry Maginity says that RAM Construction, the state’s contractor for the $797,273 project, has scheduled work requiring overnight and weekend closures during April and May at these I-65 bridges:

• Northbound I-65 over U.S. Highway 31 at Taylorsville Exit 76
• Southbound I-65 over U.S. 31 at Taylorsville Exit 76
• Northbound I-65 over Louisville & Indiana Railroad tracks located 0.7 mile north of U.S. 31
• Southbound I-65 over the Louisville & Indiana tracks

Maginity explains that a 3/8-inch polymeric epoxy overlay will be installed on the four bridge decks to seal the structures’ driving surfaces, extend service life and lower maintenance costs. He adds that bridge repairs will be made prior to placing the deck overlays.

Contractor representatives say that one I-65 lane will remain open in both directions at each bridge site at all times. However, there may be ramp closures during operations at Exit 76.

A schedule for the work will be released at a later date.