The closure on State Road 56 has been moved approximately 800 feet east of its prior location west of the County Cooking restaurant. It is now located between the Temple Apartments and the Cobblestone Hotel. The closure should be in effect for up to six weeks.
Motorists are advised to continue to using the bypass as a way around Indiana Department of Transportation’s $4,216,800 S.R. 56 pavement project at Salem.
The scope S.R. 56 project is from High Street to Heritage Chapel Road. The highway is being reconstructed through Salem and resurfaced in Washington County. Salem’s portion of the project includes new sidewalks, curb ramps, retaining walls and storm sewers. The county’s portion will be repaired before repaving begins. Shoulder will be widened, passing blisters constructed and drainage structures replaced.
Temple & Temple, the state’s prime contractor, is currently widening the roadway on the east end of the project.