Reconstruction of U.S. 31 southbound to begin next week

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Reith-Riley will be closing the ramps at U.S. 31 southbound and Cleveland/Brick Rd starting Wednesday, March 10. 

These ramp closures mark the beginning of work to reconstruct the southbound lanes of U.S. 31 between the Michigan State Line and Indiana Toll Road, as was done to the northbound lanes in 2020.

Working on the ramps first will help determine if the earth below the roadway is in the proper condition for construction and how soon the southbound lanes can be closed to begin work on the mainline. When the southbound lanes are ready to be closed, the northbound lanes will be converted to two-way traffic to maintain one lane in each direction. Please be alert for changing traffic patterns in the area. 

The official detour for the ramp closure will be to continue south on U.S. 31, exit at U.S. 20, and then take U.S. 20 northbound back to Cleveland/Brick Rd.