Lane Closure Scheduled on Highway 41 Over Pigeon Creek in Evansville

Pigeon Creek Bridge

INDOT says the northbound driving lane of Highway 41 from Morgan Avenue to Lynch Road will be closed for a complete road and ramp reconstruction project.

Posted: Jun 7, 2021 3:01 PM
Updated: Jun 7, 2021 3:16 PM

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is advising motorists of lane restrictions on Highway 41 over Pigeon Creek in Evansville, Indiana.

INDOT says beginning on or around Monday, June 21, contractors will close the northbound driving lane of Highway 41 from Morgan Avenue to Lynch Road as workers begin reconstruction of the northbound lanes and ramps in the area.

The first phases of construction for the new southbound bridge are also included in this project, according to INDOT.

The current detour southbound will remain in place as workers begin to bring in dirt to raise the grade to match the northbound bridge.

In early July, workers will begin dismantling the existing truss bridge. Construction of the new bridge is expected to begin in 2022.

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INDOT says the northbound lane closures will begin with shoulder strengthening. During that time, the northbound passing lane will be open. Once complete, INDOT says traffic will be moved to the northbound driving lane as workers completely remove pavement down to the subgrade to rebuild the road. This phase is scheduled to last until September.

Once the first phase is complete, traffic will again shift to the northbound passing lanes. During the second phase, the driving lanes will be reconstructed and ramps in the area will be closed intermittently.

According to INDOT, the entire project is expected to last into 2022 - though work in the northbound lanes is expected to be complete by the end of November.

The road will open over the winter for normal traffic.

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