U.S. 31 set for closure in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY — U.S. 31 between U.S. 50 and State Road 250 in Jackson County will close for 14 days beginning Tuesday.

Indiana Department of Transportation crews will remove and replace a 2,400-foot section of concrete pavement at Kriete Corner. The highway will be open to the construction site for local traffic coming from the north. There will be no local access between Kriete Corner and State Road 250, however.

All through traffic should detour around the road closing using Interstate 65. This part of U.S. 31 has a traffic count of 15,420 vehicles per day, INDOT said.

The work is part of a $5.1 million rehabilitation project along 21 miles of U.S. 31 between U.S. 50 and Lake Road, south of Scottsburg. Completion date is scheduled for Nov. 15.