The Indiana Department of Transportation met Monday with its contractor at the Seymour District offices to go over plans for a $3.4 million bridge and small structure replacement project on U.S. Highway 50 in western Jackson County.

Harry Maginity, INDOT spokesman, says that Force Construction will be removing and replacing the single-span 90-foot bulb-T beam concrete bridge over Clear Spring Creek. The bridge is located 3.35 miles west of State Road 335 in Owen Township. Workers will also be replacing a nearby drainage structure on U.S. 50.

INDOT says that installation of the three-sided small structure will take place at a tributary of Clear Spring Creek, 6.12 miles east of State Road 446. The new structure is slated to have a 20-foot span measuring 52 feet in length.

INDOT officials say that work will take place later this year, as well as during the spring and summer of 2018. The contract completion date is July 31, 2018. They add that a number of closures will need to scheduled, but that information is not yet available. INDOT notes that U.S. 50 has a traffic count of just over four-thousand vehicles per day.