Southern Crossing roundabout work begins today

U.S. 31 will be closing this morning at Southern Crossing, which is County Road 400S in Bartholomew County, as the Indiana Department of Transportation contractors begin work on a roundabout.

That work is going to take up to 60 days and you can bypass the area by taking U.S. 50, Interstate 65 and then U.S. 31 at Taylorsville.

The work is part of an $8.4 million project that is also replacing the Sand Creek Bridge at the Bartholomew and Jackson County line. That bridge was removed in early May and is expected to be out for about six more months.