Indiana Department of Transportation officials met with contractor representatives April 29 at Seymour District offices to review construction plans for rehabilitation of bridge decks on nine structures at five locations along the Interstate 74 corridor through Dearborn County, said spokesman Harry Maginity.
Ram Construction Services, the state’s contractor, will make pavement repairs before applying a tough epoxy polymer overlay to bridge decks at Johnson Fork and Johnson Fork Road 1.23 miles east of U.S. 52; White’s Hill Road 1.23 miles west of U.S. 52; U.S. 52 and the Indiana & Ohio Railroad 5.44 miles east of State Road 1; a Dearborn County road and Tanners Creek east fork 2.07 miles west of S.R. 46; and the I-74 ramp bridging over the Indiana & Ohio Railroad 5.32 miles east of S.R. 1.
Maginity explained, “Ram’s epoxy polymer overlay is applied in two lifts with a covering of flint rock chips spread across each application. Polymer seals the bridge decks from moisture intrusion, extending service life. The flint re-establishes surface friction and resists polishing to enhance driver safety for years to come.”
The $563,481 Seymour District bridge project was awarded in January. Bridge rehabilitation operations – requiring single lane closures in both directions – will tentatively begin in July.