FLOYD/HARRISON COUNTY, Ind.— Tree clearing and shoulder widening work is scheduled to begin next week prior to a slide repair and asphalt resurface project on S.R. 111 in Floyd and Harrison Counties. The work is being completed under two separate contracts, totaling nearly $7 million.
Tree Clearing/Shoulder Widening
Following tree clearing, crews will begin widening the shoulder along the same section of S.R. 111 to prepare for construction of a soil nail wall between the highway and the Ohio River. Widening work will occur through mid-May and be completed with travel lanes shifted toward the river. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place while widening is in progress.
Both construction contracts were awarded in February 2021 to GeoStabilization International (slide repair) and E&B Paving Inc. (resurface). The contracts coincide with a bridge deck overlay project that started earlier this week on S.R. 111 at French Creek in Floyd County. A temporary signal is scheduled to be in place at the bridge through mid-June.
Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free in and near all work zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.