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No doubt over the last week residents have watched surveyor’s work and mark right of ways along both sides of State Road 56 West beginning at Water Street and moving west.

According to Natalie Garrett, Media Relations Director of Indiana Department of Transportation, Seymour District, “the survey work and flags you are seeing on SR 56 in Salem, near SR 135, are related to a future project that is scheduled to let to contractors in August 2021.”

According to Salem Street Superintendent Tom Voyles, the project would be similar to the work done on SR56 East three years ago – with widening the street, adding sidewalks and making utility improvements. 

Garrett said the project would include pavement replacement on SR 56 between SR 60 and High Street, asphalt resurfaces on SR 135 north of SR 56 and bridge replacement on SR 56 over Brock Creek, just west of SR 135.

A public information meeting will likely be scheduled later this year to provide additional information about the project and address questions.