Partially completed State Road 252 opening for winter

State Road 252 between Interstate 65 and Flat Rock in southwest Shelby County will reopen to traffic next week.

The road, which was closed starting in March for widening, reconstruction and resurfacing, will reopen Wednesday, the Indiana Department of Transportation said.

The state highway is an east-west corridor, just north of Bartholomew County, often used by county residents between Edinburgh and Hope.

Milestone, the state’s contractor, has completed 5 miles of State Road 252 roadway between I-65 and Flat Rock, including full-depth pavement reclamation with curb and sidewalk construction within the Town of Flat Rock. This year’s construction also included significant bridge work at Lewis Creek and the Flat Rock River

After a winter hiatus, the contractor will begin work along a remaining 2-mile section of roadway from east of the Auburn Hills Subdivision to Lewis Creek’s bridge, completing the $12 million project.