U.S. 50 single-lane restrictions begin Thursday and Friday

The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close the eastbound lanes of U.S. 50 between Doughty Road and Front Street in Lawrenceburg to replace a railroad crossing at Central Railroad Company of Indiana’s industrial spur adjacent to the flood wall at Shipping Street. 

At 7 a.m. Friday, July 13, U.S. 50 eastbound and westbound single-lane traffic will be routed to the westbound side of U.S. 50 on the fly-over bridge. 

Motorists should expect this traffic pattern to continue through Tuesday, July 17, while railroad crews remove the current asphalt crossing and replace it with a tub-type installation that will result in a smoother ride and an extended service life.

INDOT officials advise drivers to anticipate traffic queues and commuting delays.

This Thursday, July 12, at noon, U.S. 50 traffic will be restricted to a single lane in either direction between Ind. 48 and Walnut Street while crews modify signals and place temporary pavement markings.

INDOT’s cooperative efforts with Central Railroad are in conjunction with a $6,939,150 asphalt resurface and slide correction project impacting U.S. 50 in Dearborn County.  This includes the slide work near Wilson Creek Road between Burger King and Dairy Queen.  

Next year, Indiana’s contractor Dave O’Mara will repair and resurface six miles of U.S. 50 between Ind. 56 and Ind. 350 and Ind. 1/Interstate 275.

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-7623, or 511 from a mobile phone.