More State Road 252 changes loom next week

The Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor for the $12 million State Road 252 rehabilitation project in southwestern Shelby County will switch construction operations Tuesday or Wednesday — weather permitting — from the east section beyond Flat Rock River and Lewis Creek to the west section between Interstate 65 and a terminus east of County Road 700W.

This construction switch will close County Road 700W at its juncture with State Road 252 to all traffic. Also, the six miles of State Road 252 between I-65 and Flat Rock will remain closed to traffic.

Milestone, INDOT’s contractor, will begin pavement operations to widen State Road 252 east of I-65 near Edinburgh next week. In addition to pavement work, crews must realign ditches and install drainage culverts.

Meanwhile, installation of a cantilever sign structure on the infield between I-65 and the southbound on-ramp from State Road 252 will require closure of eastbound State Road 252 at the interchange next week. Flaggers will be onsite Tuesday and Wednesday —and during various times later in the week — to direct motorists around the closure.