Two state roads are back open now that flood waters have receded.
The Indiana Department of Transportation opened State Road 39 between State Road 10 and U.S. 30 and State Road 8 between U.S. 35 and State Road 39. The roads were closed when high water from historic flooding intruded on the roadways in late February. The roads were closed for a longer stretch as testing was conducted to determine the extent of damage on and under the roadway. Some minor damage will be repaired in the coming weeks.
State Road 8 between State Road 39 and U.S. 421 remains CLOSED. Engineers are running tests to assess damage on and under the pavement. Repairs will be done after a full analysis. INDOT officials remind motorists to obey the ‘Road Closed’ signs and do not drive around barricades. This road is not safe and travel is prohibited. Disobeying signs could increase damage and cause severe injury to occupants in the vehicle if the damaged road fails.