U.S. 31 closing Monday at Jackson-Bartholomew line

INDOT reports that U.S. Highway 31 at Sand Creek will be closing next Monday, for up to eight months to replace the bridge.

That bridge is at the Bartholomew/Jackson County Line.

INDOT officials say if you are coming from the north can reach Bartholomew County 900S; those driving from the south can access Jackson County Road 1150N.  A state highway detour will route traffic around the construction area by way of U.S. 50 and Interstate 65 via the exits at Edinburgh and at Crothersville.

INDOT reports that the bridge replacement is part of an $8.4 million Seymour District project which includes repairing and resurfacing U.S. 31 from south of Base Road near Columbus to south of U.S. 50 at Seymour, replacement of several drainage structures and construction of a roundabout at Bartholomew County Road 400S/Southern Crossing.

Work on the roundabout—located 1.6 miles south of S.R. 7 in Bartholomew County—is expected to begin in June.

Milestone is the contractor for the project