The State Road 56 highway closure will be relocated after Easter weekend to a section of east-west highway between Jim Day Road and the bypass. The closure allows Temple & Temple, prime contractor for the Indiana Department of Transportation’s $4,216,800 S.R. 56 project at Salem, to excavate at a box culvert installation site.
Motorists will continue to use the bypass to circumvent construction. The closure at Jim Day Road will be in place for up to four weeks.
Over the past several weeks, Temple & Temple has been relocating sewer and water lines between High and Anson Streets.
The scope of INDOT’s S.R. 56 project is from High Street to Heritage Chapel Road.
The state highway is being completely reconstructed through Salem—including placement of new sidewalks, curb ramps, retaining walls and storm sewers. In Washington County, S.R. 56 is being repaired and resurfaced. Shoulder widening, construction of passing blisters and replacement of drainage structures is part of that work.