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WB Tanners Creek Bridge Repairs Begin Aug. 21

Posted On August 15, 2017

Press release from Indiana Department of Transportation

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to begin westbound lane restrictions Monday, August 21 on U.S. Highway 50 at the Tanner’s Creek bridge—weather permitting—to facilitate minor repairs and placement of a thin overlay atop the 4-span structure’s driving surface.

Two U.S. 50 westbound lanes will be closed at a time during this 3- to 4-week operation.  Two other westbound lanes—and the westbound ramp from Ridge Avenue—are expected to remain open to traffic at all times.

Dave O’Mara is INDOT’s contractor for this $497,612 two-bridge preservation project.

Specialty subcontractor RAM Construction is charged with installing the polymeric overlay on this 881-foot-long structure that spans Tanner’s Creek and an adjacent service road 2.97 miles east of S.R. 148.  The 3/8-inch overlay projects the bridge’s deck from elements of weather—while flint chips mixed with the polymer epoxy assures long-lasting surface friction for safer driving.

U.S. 50 traffic count at the Tanner’s Creek bridge is 17,410 vehicles per day.