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Lane Closures Planned For US 50 In L’burg Aug. 14-18

Posted On August 11, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

Crews have been rebuilding the U.S. 50 eastbound Tanners Creek Bridge since last October. File photo.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – U.S. 50 will experience a week of overnight closures in Lawrenceburg.

The closures are part of the ongoing, $6 million project to replace the eastbound bridge over Tanners Creek. The project, being led by contractor Sunesis, is replacing the three-lane bridge with a new, four-lane bridge.

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the eastbound bridge will be closed between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. next Monday night through Friday night, August 14 through 18. The work is dependent on weather and water levels on the creek.

The closure will allow work crews to set four new bridge beams across one span of the bridge.

Per INDOT, police patrols have been scheduled to close U.S. 50 East at South Tanners Creek Drive near where work is being staged.  A mile-long closure extends past the opposite end of the bridge.

Beams will be trucked under escort to the bridge site, off-loaded, then set in place atop end bents and bridge piers.

Two U.S. 50 lanes will remain closed at the bridge throughout each night’s activities.  But motorists should be permitted to drive through the work zone between times when beams are actually being set.

Work on the bridge began in October of 2016 and is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving.