The closure is for the reconstruction of the intersection and it is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, July 5.
SR 59 southbound traffic follows First Street east to Nye Street. Northbound traffic will remain one way on SR 59 from Fourth Street/State Road 246 to First Street.
David O'Mara Contractor, Inc., was awarded the $3.5 million Major Moves contract. The project on SR 59 is from just south of the intersection with State Road 157 and Ninth Street to just north of First Street in Clay City. The improvements include two 12-foot travel lanes with 10-foot parking lanes along both sides of the roadway. Curbs, gutters and sidewalks will also be added.
The project on SR 59 is expected to be completed by the end of October 2011.
Major Moves fully funds a decade of highway projects in Indiana. When Gov. Mitch Daniels' Major Moves program is complete in 2015, more than 200 new construction and 200 major highway preservation projects will have been built.
Major Moves capitalizes on Indiana's strategic location at the Crossroads of America by building a "superior" road infrastructure. The plan will bring jobs to Indiana.
INDOT encourages motorists to slow down and pay attention while traveling in work zones throughout the state.
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