State Road 61 near Vincennes to close tomorrow

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a full road closure for State Road 61 just east of Vincennes for a polymeric overlay project.

Beginning on or around Thursday Oct. 17, contractors will close the bridge spanning a branch of Kelso Creek. This bridge deck between Johnson Farm Road and Nugent Road was completely replaced this summer under full closure. The next operation will help preserve the new concrete structure from salt intrusion in the future in hopes that the concrete life will be extended. This phase of the project was planned with fall break schedules for local schools in mind.

During the project, through traffic will not be able to pass, however local traffic will have access up to the point of closure. The official detour for this route uses S.R. 241, U.S. 50 and U.S. 41. Depending upon weather conditions, work on the bridge is expected to be complete by Monday Oct. 20, however, rain and other inclement weather conditions could cause delays in the timeline.

INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert near crews.