State Road 4 to be closed east of U.S. 31 for bridge work

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for State Road 4 between U.S. 31 and Juniper Road beginning on or after Monday, June 7.

The road will be closed for a bridge overlay project and repairs to the bridge over Bunch Ditch for approximately six weeks. A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck. Learn more about this treatment on our Facebook page here. 

Motorists should seek an alternative route. The official detour will follow U.S. 31, U.S. 6, and Miami Rd.

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In 2019, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute reported that distracted driving from mobile devices was a factor in at least 1,263 crashes and three fatal crashes. To make Hoosier roads safer, Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed the Indiana Hands-Free law to reduce distracted driving across the state. Beginning July 1, 2020, drivers are prohibited from holding a mobile device, except in emergencies, while their vehicles are moving. For more information on the new law visit Hands-Free Indiana is a partnership between the Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana State Police, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana Constructors Inc., Indiana Motor Truck Association and ACEC Indiana.

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