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[INDOT - East Central] Contractor Selected for East Street Bridge Project (Indianapolis)
Start Date: 3/28/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 3/28/2014
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Contractor Selected for East Street Bridge Project

 

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded a contract to rebuild and raise the clearance of the East Street Bridge over Interstate 70. Beaty Construction was selected from four other contractors based on its lowest bid of $2.9 million.

 

INDOT intends to raise the East Street bridge by about twelve inches to achieve a minimum clearance of at least 15 feet, 1 inch over I-70.

 

While a construction schedule is yet to be established, both East Street and I-70 are planned to remain open to traffic throughout the project. East Street will be restricted to one lane in each direction as the bridge is rebuilt one-half at a time, and I-70 will have some overnight and weekend lane restrictions. All work is expected to be complete by the end of this year.

 

Last year, INDOT was able to increase clearances of seven bridges near the south split to at least 15 feet.  An accelerated project closed I-70 and I-65 between the north and south split to reconstruct and lower one-half mile of pavement. The South Split project was necessary to reduce the potential for collisions from unpermitted and off-route trucks with oversize and unsecure loads. Repeated bridge strikes from these trucks posed a public safety concern.

 

Even with the increased clearances at the South Split, INDOT reminds all drivers to follow safety requirements by properly securing and measuring all loads, obtaining permits for loads higher than 13 feet 6 inches and following designated routes for oversize vehicles.

 

Information about the project and video of bridge strikes are available at www.SouthSplit.in.gov. Motorists, businesses and residents are encouraged to stay informed by signing up to receive email updates using the red GovDelivery envelope icon.

 

More photos and videos are posted to INDOT’s social media pages for East Central Indiana, which includes Indianapolis. Project posts are tagged with #SouthSplit on the Indiana Department of Transportation: East Central Facebook page and on Twitter @INDOT_ECentral.

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