State plans closure of U.S. 31 at Kriete Corner


State plans to close section of U.S. 31

The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close U.S. 31 between U.S. 50 and State Road 250 in Jackson County for 14 days while contracted crews remove and replace a 2,400-foot section of concrete pavement at Kriete Corner.

The closure is tentatively scheduled to begin Tuesday — weather permitting.

U.S. 31 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. All through traffic should detour around the closure via Interstate 65.

Dave O’Mara, the state’s contractor, is charged with making full-depth concrete patches and partial-depth asphalt patches on rural segments of U.S. 31 in Jackson and Scott counties.

In addition to pavement repairs, the north-south highway will be milled and resurfaced through Crothersville between Marshall Street and Cindy Lane and through Scottsburg and Austin between Lake Road and the Muscatatuck River overflow bridge.

Excavation and extensive concrete patching are scheduled to begin June 6 at Scottsburg and Austin.

The contract also includes concrete repairs and joint sealing at the I-65 bridge.

This part of U.S. 31 has a traffic count of 15,420 vehicles per day.

The contract completion date is Nov. 15.

Motorists may learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at, 800-261-7623 or 511 from a mobile phone.

For highway information, monitor social media sites: and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.

This work is part of a $5,188,987 rehabilitation project along 21 miles of U.S. 31 between U.S. 50 and Lake Road south of Scottsburg.

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