State Road 8 Remains Closed in Southern LaPorte County, Repairs to Start this Summer

Drivers can expect a portion of State Road 8 to remain closed at least through the summer. The Indiana Department of Transportation says significant repairs are needed to the stretch of State Road 8 between U.S. 421 and State Road 39, following damage from February’s floods.

INDOT officials say they’re done testing the road, and now they’ve begun designing a repair project. They expect construction to start this summer, but they warn that it will be a substantial project. Because of that, INDOT says it’s likely that State Road 8 will remain closed through the summer and maybe longer.

INDOT officials stress that the road is not safe to travel on, until repairs are made. Those who disregard closure signs may be ticketed.