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Widening work to begin ahead of slide repair, paving on S.R. 111

Widening work to begin ahead of slide repair, paving on S.R. 111 Widening work to begin ahead of slide repair, paving on S.R. 111

Indiana Dept. of Transportation contractor E&B Paving Inc. plans to begin widening work along S.R. 111 next week ahead of slide repair and paving projects in Harrison and Floyd counties.

Approximately 1,000 feet of shoulder will be widened on the west side of the roadway between 7 Mile Lane and Caesars Southern Indiana Casino to accommodate a traffic shift during the slide repair that is scheduled to begin in early June and continue through the fall. The repair consists of driving 2,000 feet of sheet piling and installing a soil nail wall along the Ohio River. S.R. 111 will remain open while this work is in progress.

In early May patching, milling and paving is expected to begin on S.R. 111 between the Floyd-Harrison County line and S.R. 211. This is part of a $3.2 million contract that also includes resurfacing between the county line and Corydon Pike. Patching is scheduled this summer on the second section of road. Paving will follow in the fall or next spring, depending on completion of the slide repair and/or weather. All patching and resurfacing work will be completed under lane closures with flagging.

Additionally, rehabilitation work is in progress at the S.R. 111 bridge over French Creek in Floyd County. The project is being completed under single-lane closures with a temporary traffic signal. The signal is expected to remain in place through mid-June, weather permitting.

Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free in and near all work zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.

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