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US 52 To Be Reduced To One Lane For Four Weeks

Posted On November 09, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

(Franklin County, Ind.) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says crews will get to work fixing a slide area on U.S. 52 in Franklin County next week.

The slide site is between Cedar Grove and New Trenton. The state’s contractor, Geostabilization International, will use a process called soil nailing to stabilize the hillside.

“Its crews will strategically embed 30-foot-long “soil nails” into the eroding slope that threatens U.S. 52 pavement. Wire mesh secured to these steel shafts and overcoated with shotcrete will then secure the slide area—which measures 425 feet in width,” INDOT states.

Motorists will have to deal with traffic restrictions there for about four weeks starting on Monday, November 13. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the work zone, allowing traffic to go through one direction at a time.

Large trucks, however, will be detoured along a signed truck route which will include State Road 46.