INDOT announces work on U.S. 50 in Jackson and Lawrence counties

Indiana Department of Transportation officials met with contractor representatives Thursday morning to discuss a repair and resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 50 between State Road 446 in Lawrence County and a terminus just west of State Road 135 at Brownstown.

INDOT officials say that this $2.5 million project is being handled by Milestone Constructors, who plans to begin patching this 16-mile section of highway on August 1. INDOT says that the tentative schedule calls for milling U.S. 50’s surface pavement August 8-26, with mainline paving taking place August 29 through September 16. Officials add that crews are slated to work at road and drive approaches September 19-27.

During this work, INDOT says that drivers traveling U.S. 50 will be directed around work-sites by flaggers. They add that drivers should expect short delays, noting that this section of U.S. 50 has a traffic count of 5,790 vehicles per day.

INDOT says that the contact’s completion date is October 31.