State Road 7 closures in Jennings County to move north

The current State Road 7 closure at Turkey Run in Jennings County will move one mile north on or after Wednesday, September 18, weather permitting, as crews begin work on the third of four box culverts between the Jefferson/Jennings County line and Vernon.

The Indiana Department of Transportation says the road will close Wednesday about 11.5 miles north of State Road 250, just south of Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area, for a box culvert replacement. The road will reopen at the second culvert location, where crews have been working since August 26. The new closure is planned for approximately 30 days.

The official state detour for the closure is State Road 3 to State Road 256. Drivers should plan ahead and use caution in and near the work zone. The project is expected to be complete by Halloween. All work is weather dependent.

Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. was awarded the project in August 2018. Crews will begin work at the fourth location, about six-miles north of Jefferson/Jennings County line, approximately one mile south of State Road 3 / State Road 7 split.

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