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Bridge painting planned along I-64, S.R. 337

Bridge painting planned along I-64, S.R. 337 Bridge painting planned along I-64, S.R. 337

Work is expected to begin on or after today (Wednesday) on a $950,000 bridge painting contract in Harrison and Floyd counties. The contract includes structures along Interstate 64 and S.R. 337 near Corydon and New Albany.

Crews will begin on I-64 over Spring Street near the Sherman Minton Bridge in New Albany. Painting will take place in two phases with 24-hour lane restrictions. The contractor expects to finish at this location by the end of May, weather permitting.

Additional structures on the contract include Tee Road over I-64, Corydon-Ramsey Road over I-64 and S.R. 337 over Indian Creek in Harrison County.

The contract was awarded to Olympus Painting LLC in August and is expected to be complete in early August 2020.

Motorists should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent.

Painting is one of many preservation techniques utilized by the Indiana Dept. of Transportation to extend the life of bridge structures. Prior to painting, beams and other components are sandblasted to remove existing rust, and the new coat of paint acts as a sealant to protect from water, salt and other chemicals that may cause corrosion.

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