Indiana Department of Transportation has posted signs to alert motorists that a U.S. 40 bridge on Centerville’s west side is closing soon.

The bridge being replaced over Nolands Fork is just west of Centerville Church of the Nazarene and Gillman Home Center.

All four lanes of the National Road will be closed starting on or after June 5.

INDOT estimates the project will take seven months to complete, said Centerville Town Manager Kevin Slick.

Slick said the official detour is Interstate 70 and Indiana 1. The unofficial detour is McMinn, College Corner and Mineral Springs roads.

INDOT will be covering all expenses for the project.  Two projects were combined under the same contract, so the bridge replacement in Dunreith and the Centerville bridge will cost a total of $7.3 million.

Slick encourages motorists to be prepared for additional traffic congestion and backup when any accidents occur on I-70. 

Indiana 1 project

In addition, INDOT contractor Milestone Contractors LP has announced lane closures starting June 7 on Indiana 1 near Connersville. 

Crews will close Indiana 1 in both directions between Indiana 44 to Shay Road. This closure will allow crews to complete milling and asphalt work.

Crews will complete a process called cold-in-place recycling, where the existing asphalt surface is milled off. The remaining asphalt will be ground up and placed back on the roadway. This project is expected to be complete by early December. 

The official detour is northbound U.S. 52 to eastbound Indiana 101 to westbound Indiana 44. 

INDOT encourages drivers to consider workers’ safety by slowing down, using extra caution and driving distraction-free when traveling in and around all work zones.

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A version of this article appeared in the May 31 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.