Project will close road in Brown County

BROWN COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation will close State Road 135 at Gnaw Bone Creek in Brown County for two months beginning in early March.

A state highway detour will route motorists around the closing via State Road 46, Interstate 65 and State Road 58.

INDOT officials are meeting with the contractor to discuss the $746,792 project to replace the highway’s bridge superstructure over Gnaw Bone Creek, just south of State Road 46 in Washington Township.

Schutt-Lookabill Company of Indianapolis plans to begin work on the project March 2 to remove and replace the bridge deck and rails. The project includes new pavement approaches and repairs to bridge piers.

The Gnaw Bone Creek bridge is a three-span, continuous, reinforced concrete structure, which is 123 feet in length. The project is set for completion April 30.