Section of State Road 45 in Brown County to close for five months

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plans to close State Road 45 on Monday (April 25), just west of Helmsburg in Brown County, for a $1.3 million bridge replacement project at Lick Creek. INDOT Spokesman Harry Maginity says that State Road 45 will close between Lick Creek Road and the project’s end-point, about 0.3 miles west of Lick Creek Road in Jackson Township.

Maginity says that a state highway detour will route motorists around the bridge site via State Road 46 and State Road 135. He says that HIS Constructors, INDOT’s contractor, will demolish the existing State Road 45 bridge at Lick Creek and replace it with a three-span, 100-foot-long, continuous reinforced concrete slab structure measuring 30 feet, side-to-side. Maginity says that the work to replace Lick Creek’s bridge should finish in September.

INDOT says this project will affect a number of drivers. Maginity says that State Road 45’s traffic count is 1,860 vehicles per day, while Lick Creek Road has a traffic count of 1,000 vehicles per day.