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UPDATED: River bridges near Newberry will now be closing Feb. 12-14

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The previously announced closure of State Road 57 that was expected to start today (Tuesday) to allow for work on the Newberry bridges by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has changed.

Due to flooding the closure will now take place Feb. 12-14, according to an announcement by INDOT District spokesperson Cher Elliott.

The closure is required to allow for maintenance repairs to the existing White River and White River Overflow bridge structures.

On Tuesday, contractor's crews will close S.R. 57 from State Road 54 (Switz City) to State Road 58 (Elnora). The bridges are located approximately seven miles south of S.R. 54. Work will begin at approximately 7 a.m. local time Feb. 12 and the roadway is anticipated to be re-opened to traffic by 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14

This closure is dependent upon weather.

Snow, ice or flooding could postpone and/or delay the closure.

No through vehicle traffic will be allowed on S.R. 57 during this time; however local residents will have access to the point of closure. All lanes of traffic will be closed at the bridges. The official detour will route traffic using S.R. 54, S.R. 67, S.R. 59 and S.R. 58.

The maintenance work being performed will allow the existing bridge structures to remain open during the construction of the new bridges later this summer. The existing structures will remain one-lane and controlled by signals during this time.

INDOT reminds motorists to follow the posted work zone speed limit, use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a work zone. For the latest news and information about INDOT, please visit www.in.gov/indot or www.trafficwise.in.gov .

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No hurry. All they are going to do is weld a couple of steel beams under the bridge to hold it up.

-- Posted by Barb and Hay Wire on Tue, Feb 5, 2013, at 9:02 AM

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