U.S. 31 near Sand Creek closing for bridge construction

The Indiana Department of Transportation will close U.S. 31 at Sand Creek Monday for the next 240 days.

The closing is to allow INDOT to remove and replace the three-span bridge at Sand Creek, which is about 7 miles south of State Road 7 at the Bartholomew-Jackson county line.

The full closure of the road is at the bridge itself, meaning motorists from the north can reach County Road 900S. Those driving from the south can access County Road 1150N. A state highway detour will route traffic around the construction area by way of U.S. 50 and Interstate 65.

Milestone is the contractor for the $8.4 million Seymour District project which will also include repairing and resurfacing U.S. 31 south of Base Road near Columbus to near U.S. 50 at Seymour. Crews are now replacing asphalt south of the Sand Creek bridge, and when completed will move to the north of the bridge.

The U.S. 31 project also includes constructing a roundabout at State Road 400S/Southern Crossing. Work on the roundabout, which is about 1.6 miles south of State Road 7 in Bartholomew County, is expected to begin in June.