Section of SR 45 in Brown County to close for work

A stretch of State Road 45 in Brown County will have to close for several days next year for repair work. The Indiana Department of Transportation met with its contractor recently. Construction operations beginning after April 1 will require a five-day closure of the east-west highway.

OLCO Inc. of Batesville is the state’s contractor for this $142,870 small structure replacement project. INDOT says crews will remove the existing State Road 45 structure over a tributary of Bean Blossom Creek and replace it with a concrete box culvert measuring 39 feet in length.

State Road 45 will close at the construction site located 3.9 miles west of State Road 135, between Helmsburg and Trevlac. A state highway detour will route drivers around the State Road 45 closure via State Road 46 Bloomington-to-Nashville and State Road 135 Nashville-to-Beanblossom.

The contract completion date is June 30th.