Work begins next week on U.S. 50 between Columbus and North Vernon

Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor plans to begin making pavement repairs next week on U.S. Highway 50 between U.S. 31 and the roundabout construction site at the west end of the North Vernon bypass.

INDOT says that Dave O’Mara, the state’s contractor for this $1.9 million rehabilitation project, will make full and partial-depth asphalt patches in advance of milling and surface-paving operations along the 8.3-mile section of east-west roadway. The work is dependent on the weather.

Flaggers will be onsite to direct motorists around individual worksites. Work is slated to begin Monday or Tuesday.