Indiana Department of Transportation officials met with its contractor on Wednesday to discuss a recently awarded $1,153,832 bridge rehabilitation contract for structures on State Road 46 in Brown County. INDOT says that Ragle Inc., of Newburgh, plans to mobilize next spring for work that will impact motorists at three locations on State Road 46. They are:

State Road 46 culvert at tributary to Lower Schooner Creek –
INDOT says that the existing single-span slab-top structure adjacent to the intersection with Bond Cemetery Road/Shipley Hollow Road, just east of State Road 446, will be removed and replaced. Drivers will be restricted to a single 10-foot lane with alternating directions controlled by temporary signals at either end of the work zone.

State Road 46 three-span bridge over Salt Creek –
INDOT says that the bridge, just west of State Road 135 South, will receive a new bridge deck overlay to protect the structure and renew its driving surface. Removal of existing materials and installation of the new latex deck overlay will be done along one-half of the bridge at a time, allowing continuous single-lane traffic flow controlled by temporary signals at either end of the work zone.

State Road 46 metal arched pipe at Gnaw Bone –
INDOT says that the structure, located about five miles east of State Road 135 South near Brown Hill Road at Gnaw Bone, will be repaired and pavement patched. Two-way traffic should be maintained during this small structure paved invert operation.

Authorities say that clearing work at these sites will be done in advance. That work is tentatively scheduled for November.