NORTH VERNON — Sidewalks and ADA-compliant curb ramps are being poured on the west side of South State Street as Indiana Department of Transportation’s $3 million auxiliary lane project along State Road 3 continues.
INDOT officials anticipate paving work to begin Aug. 25 on the west half of the highway. Dave O’Mara, the state’s contractor, will place a deep asphalt base on top of treated subgrade.
Then, paving crews will add an intermediate lift that can support traffic through the construction zone. Sometime after Labor Day, motorists will be routed to the new west-side pavement section, allowing construction activities to shift to the east side of State Road 3/State Street.
This Seymour District project extends about a mile from Smith Street to U.S. 50. It includes reconstruction of the north-south highway, installing sanitary and storm sewer lines and building sidewalks with ADA ramps.
The average daily traffic count is more than 26,000 vehicles.