|S.R. 62 closure begins April 1 east of Friendship in Ripley County Bridge over Caesar Creek to close first, followed by small structure RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind.— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Sunesis Construction plans to close the S.R. 62 bridge over Caesar Creek in Ripley County on or after Thursday, April 1, for a deck overlay project. The bridge is located approximately five miles east of S.R. 129, just east of Friendship, and is scheduled to close for around four weeks, weather permitting. Following completion of the bridge project, crews will move to a small structure located west of Friendship between Cave Hill Rd. and Olean Rd., approximately four miles east of S.R. 129. The road is expected to close at the structure in early or mid-May and remain closed for around five weeks for a box culvert replacement. The official detour for both closures will follow S.R. 129 to U.S. 421 to U.S. 50, back to S.R. 62.The $550,000 contract was awarded in December 2020 and has a final completion date of August 31, 2021. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change. State Road 62 is scheduled to be open for both the Friendship Flea Market and NMLRA National Championship Shoots in June and September.Stay Informed|
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