SR 56 Open Again In Downtown Aurora
By Mike Perleberg
(Aurora, Ind.) – The Indiana Department of Transportation has good news for motorists travelling through downtown Aurora.
State Road 56 downtown opened to traffic Tuesday. The highway had closed for reconstruction back in early June. The first two phases of the project have been completed with SR 56 now open from Lesko Park to George Street.
Workers with Paul H. Rohe Company – the construction firm hired for the project – will begin the third and final phase of the SR 56 reconstruction next week following the conclusion of the Aurora Farmers Fair.
INDOT says the $2 million SR 56 project includes pavement replacement, a new asphalt roadbed, ADA-complaint sidewalks, modified curbs and gutters, new water main and street/drive approaches.
Meanwhile, Paul H. Rohe Company is continuing a repaving project on U.S. 50 from Dutch Hollow Road to State Road 350. Single-lane traffic continues—both eastbound and westbound—on U.S. 50 as workers mill away and patch failed pavement. Once patched, the highway will be fully milled and resurfaced under traffic. Flaggers will be present to direct motorists around moving worksites.