State Road 11 at Dudleytown to close this weekend

The much-delayed replacement of a small drainage structure under State Road 11 at Dudleytown in Jackson County will be completed this weekend, if favorable weather holds up. The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close State Road 11 from 6 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Monday, August 29.

Harry Maginity, INDOT spokesman, says that drivers will be detoured around the closure, located north of State Road 250 in Jackson County via State Road 250, Interstate 65 and U.S. Highway 50. He says that Temple & Temple, the state’s contractor for this $137,008 project, plans to remove the existing drainage pipe and replace it with a larger arched pipe measuring 73 X 55 inches, extending 36 feet in length.

Maginity says that the project will require a single-lane restriction early next week while contracted crews lay asphalt pavement and place rip rap. INDOT says that all restrictions will be lifted before Labor Day weekend.