Culvert replacement work set for SR 7 in Jennings County

Construction signs will be placed early next week along State Road 7 south of Vernon in advance of a $1,382,700 culvert replacement and repair project.

INDOT officials say site clearing will occur this fall followed by utility relocations. Actual construction will begin next spring.

The Indiana Department of Transportation has contracted Dave O’Mara to remove and replace two existing box structures. One is located on State Road 7, two miles south of State Road 3, the other is located three miles south of State Road 3. Crews will repair or modify two other structures, one just north of Count Road 300 South and the other located and about 700 yards north of County Road 100 South.

Installation of new precast concrete box culverts at Turkey Run Creek and at a tributary of Vernon Fork will require 30-day closures of State Road 7.

Repair of other structures at Turkey Run Creek and at a tributary of the Muscatatuck River will require lane restrictions for up to 45 days. All four State Road 7 worksites are located between County Meadows and County Road 300 South.