Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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March 14, 2014

INDOT awards bridge contract for Old US 421

GREENSBURG —The Indiana Department of Transportation recently awarded a $1.5 million bridge contract to Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. of North Vernon to replace the 1935 twin arch structure along Old U.S. 421 at Clifty Creek in Adams Township.

Decatur County, the Local Public Agency sponsor, is responsible for a portion of the costs.

A preconstruction meeting has been scheduled with the contractor and the county to take place at INDOT Seymour District offices later this month. A timetable for construction may be known at that time. Plans call for Old U.S. 421 to close at the bridge site for 120 days. The contract completion date is Nov. 21, 2014.

The new 3-span bridge will be a 185-foot continuous composite prestressed concrete I-beam structure that will accommodate two 12-foot lanes.

The Federal Highway Administration funds 80 percent of LPA project costs. Decatur County—as the sponsoring LPA—pays 20 percent in matching funds. INDOT administers federal monies and assures compliance with FHWA standards.

O’Mara’s bid was the lowest of six submitted by area contractors.

– Daily News

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