The old bridge just south of the U.S. 30 and U.S. 35 interchange just west of Hamlet has been removed and crews are now pile driving the area and getting it ready for a new bridge structure.
INDOT spokesperson Matt Deitchley stated that the project is extensive with the approximate completion date in November. The new bridge will be erected over existing railroad tracks which requires extra attention.
The project began in mid-June.
Officials urge you to use the official detour. Northbound drivers on U.S. 35 are being rerouted west on State Road 8, north on State Road 39, east on U.S. 30 and back to U.S. 35. Southbound drivers on U.S. 35 are being detoured west on U.S. 30, south on State Road 39, east on State Road 8, and back to U.S. 35.