State Road 135 closure delayed a week

Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. plans to close State Road 135 in Jackson County on or after April 12 to complete a box culvert replacement project.

The structure is located approximately 5 miles north of U.S. 50 (south of Freetown) and is scheduled to remain closed for 30 days. The closure was originally scheduled to begin Monday.

The official detour for the closure will follow U.S. 50 to State Road 11 to State Road 258. To continue north on State Road 135, use State Road 58 to Interstate 65 to State Road 46. This is due to the State Road 135 bridge closure over Kiper Creek (north of Freetown) that began earlier this month for a superstructure replacement project. It is scheduled to reopen in mid-July, weather permitting.

The $345,000 contract was awarded in August 2020 and also includes debris removal at the State Road 135 bridge over Little Salt Creek. The contract completion date for both projects is June 30.

INDOT reminds motorists to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free in and near all work zones. All work is weather-dependent, and schedules are subject to change.