Bridge painting to begin on SR 62 over Blue River
Indiana Dept. of Transportation contractor Olympus Painting plans to begin painting work on or after Monday on the S.R. 62 bridge over Blue River near White Cloud in Harrison County.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane with a temporary signal while work is in progress.
The nearly $200,000 contract was awarded in December and is expected to be complete by July 1.
Motorists are reminded to slow down, use caution and drive distraction-free in and near all work zones.
All work is weather-dependent, and schedules are subject to change.
Painting is one of many preservation techniques utilized by INDOT 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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