Indiana Department of Transportation officials met with contractor representatives and design engineers yesterday (JAN 17) at Seymour District offices to launch a bridge deck overlay project that impacts State Road 135 motorists west of Corydon.

Single-lane traffic restrictions at the construction site is scheduled to begin in late February.

Weddle Brothers of Evansville, the state’s contractor, plans to activate temporary signals at either end of the S.R. 135 bridge over Indian Creek—located 1.3 miles south of S.R. 62—on February 25 or sooner, if weather is favorable.

Driving surface of this 462-foot-long 3-span bridge built in the early 1970s will be removed and a new overlay installed. 

One-half of the S.R. 135 structure at a time—beginning on the southbound side of the bridge—will be hydro-demolished, then overlaid with a new 2¼-inch concrete surface. The project also calls for limited substructure work as well as new pavement approaches.

The temporary signals will restrict traffic flow to a single lane, one-direction-at-a-time. INDOT officials anticipate that operations at the S.R. 135 Indian Creek bridge will continue through August.

S.R. 135 has a traffic count of 9,705 vehicles per day.