HIS Constructors plans to install construction zone signs next week for a project to replace a culvert channeling the India Branch of Indian Creek under U.S. Highway 36/State Road 67/Pendleton Pike, which is about six miles northeast of I-465, between Oaklandon and Carroll roads.
Beginning on or after Monday, July 24, one lane in both directions will be closed and traffic on Pendleton Pike will be shifted to start the first phase of construction.
One lane of traffic in each direction and access to all properties will be maintained throughout the project. Left turns to and from some homes and businesses will be temporarily prohibited for safety. Maintaining traffic during construction will require two phases: One lane in each direction will be shifted to share one half of the roadway while the new culvert is rebuilt one half at a time.
The $502,425 contract calls for excavating the existing structure and replacing it with an 8-foot by 10-foot precast reinforced concrete box culvert. Each phase of construction is estimated to take about six weeks. The project is expected to be complete by October.
The speed limit will be reduced to 35 miles per hour through the work zone. Drivers are urged to be alert, avoid distractions, and comply with work zone speed limits for motorists’ and workers’ safety.