Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Ragle Inc. plans to begin work on or after Monday, May 2, to complete bridge deck patching and joint replacement on the S.R. 7 bridge over Middlefork Creek in Jefferson County.

The bridge, located 1.5 miles north of S.R. 250, will be reduced to one lane with temporary signals to control traffic during construction. Middlefork Road on the north end of the bridge will be closed while work is in progress.

The $280,000 contract was awarded to Ragle last October. Restrictions are expected to be removed in approximately three weeks. INDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, and consider worker safety when traveling through active construction zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.