The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the closure of State Road 337 for a bridge replacement near Orleans.

Beginning on or around Wednesday, May 18, contractors will close S.R. 337 about four miles south of S.R. 37 to replace the bridge spanning the Lost River.

During this project, workers will completely replace the bridge decking, including complete removal of the surface and sub-surface, exposing the beams.

Work on this project is scheduled to last until the beginning of October depending on weather conditions.

During the operation, the road will be completely closed at the worksite. All local traffic will have access up to the point of closure, but traffic should use the official detour following S.R. 37 and S.R. 56.

INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert near crews.