There are at least four projects scheduled for this summer by INDOT that will affect various roads in Shelby County.

1.) SR 44 from Grandview Dr / Miller Ave to the I-65 interchange at Franklin.

Patching, milling, sidewalk ramp replacements started April 5 and then repaving between Grandview Dr and the Sugar Creek Overflow bridge just west of the county line in Johnson County. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers for one lane areas around active workers.

This week, a crew will start the same work in Johnson Co between the Overflow Bridge and I-65. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers for one lane areas around active workers on this section also.

On or after April 17, traffic will be restricted to a single lane in each direction on SR 44 for reconstruction of the roadway at the I-65 interchange and the addition of traffic signals at the ramps there.

On or After June 12, the Overflow bridge which is inside Johnson County just west of Sugar Creek will be closed and there will be two detours in place:

Through traffic will be routed on I-65, I-465 and I-74 on the marked detour.

Local traffic may use Shelby Co Rd 900 W, Range Rd, 875 W and 50 N onto Johnson Co 350 N and 700 E back to 44.

The closure will continue through mid-August, but the entire project goes until early September. Milestone is the contractor for this job.

2.) Shelby Co Rd 900 W / Johnson Co Rd 800 E (Johnson – Shelby Co Line) the overpass bridges over I-65 are scheduled to close April 5 for a bridge deck overlay project. The detour is Johnson Co Rd 400 S, 700 E and 550 S. This closure is for up to 120 days or early August. The contractor for this job is HIS Constructors.

3.) SR 44 at the I-74 interchange a new traffic signal for the west bound ramps and some concrete curbed islands will be installed, and a cantilever directional sign will be removed and replaced with a panel sign starting May 3. The outside lane of SR 44 westbound will be closed for five days, then starting May 10 the outside lane of SR 44 eastbound will be closed for about twenty days for the concrete island construction. The contractor for this job is Ragle Construction.

4.) US 52 from just west of the entrance to the Freudenberg-NOK factory to just east of the 500 E / Range Line Rd intersection through Morristown will be milled and repaved and attempt is going to made to change the drainage from a natural spring between Midway and Jackson Streets that will require a closure of US 52 (Main St) for 45 days starting on or after June 7 (this was changed after taking Morristown High’s graduation into account). The contract for this project was just awarded March 18 and an exact schedule has not been set yet.

The through traffic detour will be SR 9 to I-74 to SR 44 to Rushville. There will be a local traffic detour for trucks going to / from the industrial park using Asbury Rd, 1100 N and Range Line Rd (500E). Local traffic for light vehicles in Morristown will use separate detours:

Eastbound traffic south on Washington St (Morristown Rd) to South St east to Harper St back north to Main St (US 52)

Westbound traffic north on Water Tower Lane to North St west to Washington St back south to Main St (US 52)

Dave O’Mara is the contractor for this project.