INDOT Schedules US 50, US 421 Culvert Projects

Posted On June 02, 2017

Press release from Indiana Department of Transportation

(Ripley County, Ind.) – Indiana Department of Transportation officials met June 1 with utility company representatives, designers and its contractor at Seymour District offices to discuss plans for a $808,000 small structure replacement project that includes culverts on U.S. Highway 50 and U.S. 421 in Ripley County.

Paul H. Rohe Company of Aurora, the state’s contractor, plans to replace the U.S. 50 structure carrying a tributary of Caesar Creek beginning September 11.  A 3-sided reinforced concrete box culvert with wing walls will be installed at the Washington Township site located 500 feet east of C.R. 525 South.

The U.S. 50 structure measuring 55½ feet in length with 32 feet of clear roadway side to side will be constructed one-half at a time.  This allows traffic—controlled by temporary signals at either end of the project site—to cross one-direction-at-a-time on a single 11-foot lane.  Phase I plans call for building the eastbound side first, diverting traffic to the westbound side.

Currently, utility companies are onsite relocating their services.  Motorists are advised to be aware of work along the highway’s shoulders and occasional delays with traffic controlled by flaggers.

U.S. 50 traffic count at this branch of Caesar Creek near Elrod is 6200 vehicles per day.

Next spring, Rohe will replace the U.S. 421 culvert at a branch of Graham Creek—located 14.84 miles north of State Road 250 in Johnson Township near Correct.  The new U.S. 421 structure measuring 66 feet in length with 32 feet of clear roadway side to side will also be constructed one-half-at-a-time.

U.S. 421 traffic count at the Graham Creek branch is 3780 vehicles per day.

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone. For highway information, monitor social media sites: www.Facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Subscribe to receive text and email alerts at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new.