New section of U.S. 421 expected to open next week in Madison

New section of U.S. 421 expected to open next week in Madison


Construction continues ahead of project completion this fall

Main St. and Baltimore St. Madison

Work is progressing on the U.S. 421 bridge approach project in downtown Madison. A new section of roadway is expected to open mid-to-late next week between Harrison and Main Streets as part of the nearly $10 million contracts that is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2020.

Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Beaty Construction Inc. is continuing operations in the area to complete pedestrian bridge construction, water main, curb and gutter work, stormwater placement and sidewalk construction.

The following traffic impacts are also planned to begin/continue next week, including:

  • Baltimore Street closed north and south of Main Street
  • St. Michael’s Avenue closed south of Main Street (local traffic only via East Street and 2nd Street)
  • Barrier wall installed across 2nd Street to close the road between Clay and Harrison Streets for water main work
  • Fillmore Street remains closed for pedestrian bridge construction
  • 1st Street remains closed for a drive, curb and gutter work
  • Hillside Inn and Roosevelt Street not accessible from Main Street until end of construction

Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent.