|The Indiana Department of Transportation announces work begins this week on I-74 approximately two miles west of U.S. 231 on the bridge over Branch Creek. Traffic will be restricted to one 11’ lane in each direction as crews overlay the decks on both bridges. Work is scheduled through the end of October of this year.
This project also includes bridge deck work in Clinton County on U.S. 421 over McClamrock Ditch located one mile south of S.R. 38 and on two State Road 225 Bridges in Tippecanoe County over Burnett Creek located just over one mile south of S.R. 43 and the other nearly two miles south of
Milestone Contractors, L.P. was awarded the $2.4 million contract. This work is scheduled to be completed in on all bridges in October of next year.
|About the Indiana Hands-Free Law
In 2019, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute reported that distracted driving from mobile devices was a factor in at least 1,263 crashes and three fatal crashes. To make Hoosier roads safer, Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed the Indiana Hands-Free law to reduce distracted driving across the state. Beginning July 1, 2020, drivers are prohibited from holding a mobile device, except in emergencies, while their vehicles are moving. For more information on the new law visit www.HandsFreeIndiana.com. Hands-Free Indiana is a partnership between the Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana State Police, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana Constructors Inc., Indiana Motor Truck Association and ACEC Indiana.
About the Indiana Department of Transportation