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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