The Indiana Department of Transportation promises to provide information and answer questions about the $4.2 million State Road 56 Reconstruction Project at Salem at a public meeting next Tuesday (FEB. 17) beginning at 6 p.m. inside Salem High School’s Presentation Room.
For those who cannot attend, WSLM RADIO will provide LIVE STREAMING of the meeting through links on Facebook, Twitter and WSLMRADIO.COM
This work is in conjunction with the Wal-Mart development on East 56.
Salem will benefit from full-depth reconstruction of S.R. 56—including new sidewalks, curb ramps, retaining walls and storm sewers—within its corporate limits.  In Washington County, the east-west highway will be repaired and resurfaced; passing blisters will be built, shoulders widened and small drainage structures replaced.  
INDOT officials, the design engineer and representatives from prime contractor Temple & Temple will describe work that will soon take place from High Street to Heritage Chapel Road and go over specific parts of the plans with attendees.
Utility companies are currently on site relocating their services. 
Meanwhile, Temple & Temple is working on water lines for the City of Salem.
Mobilization for INDOT’s project should soon take place.  Road closures are expected to alter local traffic patterns by the end of March.
For highway information, monitor social media sites: and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Verify travel plans at TrafficWise: