U.S. 31 bridge between Columbus and Seymour to reopen Wednesday

A bridge on U.S. 31 between Columbus and Seymour will open to traffic Wednesday morning.

The Sand Creek Bridge, which is at the Bartholomew County/Jackson County line on U.S. 31, will reopen three weeks ahead of schedule, Indiana Department of Transportation officials said.

The $8.5 million project involved Milestone Contractors building a new 382-foot bridge, and raising approaches to the bridge by five feet. A culvert was replaced north of Sand Creek and an arch structure was built south of Sand Creek at Quade Ditch.

The U.S. 31 project began in mid-March when crews began the project by repairing and resurfacing 16 miles of the highway.

It also included constructing a single-lane roundabout at County Road 400S, about two miles south of State Road 7.

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