Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Superior Construction Co will begin a bridge replacement project on U.S. 20 over U.S. 31 beginning on or after Monday, March 14, which will be ongoing through early December.

Lane closures will begin with the inside left lanes of the U.S. 20/31 bypass in both directions to build crossovers that will be used for future phases of the project. Traffic will utilize the outside right lanes for approximately three weeks. The inside left lanes of U.S. 31 underneath the bypass will also be closed.

After the crossovers are built, U.S. 20 traffic will utilize the existing westbound bridge and lanes for two-way traffic for phase one construction. U.S. 20 will switch to two-way traffic on the newly constructed eastbound bridge and lanes for phase two.

U.S. 31 will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the duration of the project. Overnight road closures may be needed on U.S. 31 for bridge demolition and setting structural steel, which will be announced ahead of time if utilized.

INDOT encourages drivers to allow extra time when driving through this area and follow traffic directions carefully. Motorists should slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.