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U.S. 52 In Franklin Co. Could Reopen May 1

Posted On April 23, 2014

(Franklin County, Ind.) – U.S. 52 in Franklin County remains closed east of Brookville due to a bad case of erosion, but only for another week or so.

The highway closed April 2nd because Indiana Department of Transportation engineers determined a slide threatened the safety of the road. The road bed had dropped by at least five inches and guardrails dropped enough to be lower than the road.

Since then, contracted crews have been working to repair and reinforce the the highway with a process called “soil snailing”. The same process is being used on a closed portion of State Road 262 near Dillsboro.

An INDOT spokesperson told the Brookville American-Democrat newspaper that U.S. 52 should reopen by Thursday, May 1.

In the meantime, motorists will have to continue using Interstate 74 or county roads to get around the closure. Visitors to White’s Farm Flea Market located on U.S. 52 beyond the closure have been going around barriers to access the flea market.

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