State Road 9, north of Hope, set to close July 11th

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced plans to close State Road 9, north of Hope, on Monday, July 11.

Harry Maginity, INDOT spokesman, says that the closure is for bridge work at the three-span bridge over Hawcreek. He says that the closure is scheduled to last for three weeks and that the posted detour routes drivers around the closure via State Road 252, I-65, U.S. 31 and 25th Street in Columbus. INDOT says that this closure will affect nearly four-thousand vehicles each day.

As for the project itself, Maginity says that E & B Paving is the state’s contractor for this $179,500 bridge preservation project. He explains that crews will make necessary repairs and patches before replacing the existing bridge deck overlay with a new, latex-modified, concrete overlay.