Bridge work in Ripley County

S.R. 62 to close next week for beam setting near Friendship

RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind.— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. plans to close S.R. 62 at the bridge over Laughery Creek starting the morning of Tuesday, December 6, near Friendship. During the closure, crews will bring in a crane to place new bridge beams. The road is expected to reopen with temporary traffic signals the evening of Wednesday, December 7, weather permitting.Work began in early June on the $2.5 million superstructure replacement project. The bridge is located approximately four miles east of S.R. 129 in Ripley County. Temporary signals are expected to remain in place through late 2022 as crews construct the second half of the bridge. Delays to the project have been caused by supply chain challenges. The contract was awarded to Dave O’Mara in November 2021. INDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, and consider worker safety when traveling through active construction zones. SR 62 - Friendship I

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