MODOT set to close the Lawrence County Route M bridge over Turnback Creek northeast of Mt. Vernon beginning the week of March 6th.
Crews will demolish the existing single-lane bridge and replace it with a new two-lane bridge.
In addition, the contractor will add new barrier walls, object markers at the ends of the bridge and new permanent striping.
The current bridge is 14-feet wide and will be widened to 24 feet to accommodate two (2) 10 foot lanes and two foot shoulders on either side of the new bridge.
This bridge was built in 1951 and is in a deteriorating condition. Approximately 325 vehicles cross the bridge daily.