ALERT: INDOT to Begin Bridge Deck Replacement on SR 56 Bridge Near Otwell This Month


OTWELL -- INDOT has announced lane closures for a bridge deck rehabilitation project on State Road 56 Near Otwell.

Beginning on or around Monday, April 13, contractors will close one lane of the S.R. 56 bridge spanning Little Flat Creek.  That’s just over a mile east of the intersection with S.R. 257.

 During this project, workers will repair and resurface the bridge deck.

One lane of the bridge will be closed at all times with traffic being controlled by temporary signal.

Lanes will be restricted to 11-feet; wider loads should seek an alternate route using the nearest numbered state, U.S. or Interstate route.

Work is expected to last until the beginning of May depending upon weather conditions. INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert near crews.

And the Jasper Water Department is preparing to begin Spring Hydrant Flushing in the city.