Overnight restrictions planned on I-74 in Ripley County for beam setting

Ripley County, IN — Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors LP plans to set beams next week at the County Road 600 East bridge over I-74 in Ripley County, as part of a superstructure replacement project that began last month.

Overnight rolling slow-downs are planned to begin at the bridge near Mile Marker 152 on or after Monday, August 15. Slow-downs are scheduled between 9 pm and 6 am each night through Thursday, August 18, weather permitting.

In addition, nightly lane closures are planned on I-74 starting Monday while overhead work is in progress. Lane closures will take place each night between 9 pm and 6 am through late August.

County Road 600 East is expected to reopen over I-74 in early October. Drivers may use the official detour, which follows State Road 46, Merkel Road, and Lammer’s Pike.

This project is part of a $1.9 million contract awarded to Milestone last year.

INDOT reminds drivers to slow down and use caution near workers and equipment in construction zones.

All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.