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Traffic Changes Coming to SR 7, U.S. 50 in Jennings County

INDOT says traffic patterns will change next week at two locations in Jennings County as Phase I of the $21.9 million U.S. 50 Bypass Project at North Vernon moves forward.

Harry Maginity, with INDOT, says both lanes of traffic on State Road 7, between County Road West 240 North and West County Road 300 North, will be shifted to existing pavement Tuesday on the west side of the roadway - north of the State Road 7/State Road 3 split - as crews place a barrier wall.

Force Construction, the state's contractor, plans to remove and reconstruct the east side of the highway where it intersects the new U.S. 50 alignment. When completed there will be two 12-foot through-lanes, a center left-turn lane, right-turn lanes, an 8-foot paved shoulder and a traffic signal.

INDOT anticipates traffic restrictions on State Road 7 to continue for approximately 40 days.

U.S. 50 traffic near Hayden will be restricted Friday where a box culvert is being replaced at a branch of Storm Creek. Two-way traffic will be maintained at the site via a runaround with 11-foot lanes and a temporary bridge on the north side of the highway.

Force Construction plans to set a 24-foot, three-sided precast concrete structure at the Storm Creek branch normalizing traffic flow by late October.

Phase I of the U.S. 50/North Vernon Bypass-the western section-is being built under two contracts. Force Construction is building the northern portion between County Roads 150 North and State Road 3. Milestone is under contract for the southern portion from County Road 400 West to County Road 150 North.

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013 10:23:26 AM

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