ST. JOSEPH COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the closure of State Road 4 between State Road 931 and Kenilworth Road starting Monday, June 14.
The road will be closed just west of Kenilworth Rd for a project to cover and rehabilitate the bridge deck over the Shidler Hoffman Ditch. State Road 4 is slated to reopen there in mid-July 2021.
A bridge deck coating is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck. Read more about this treatment on our Facebook page here.
Motorists should look for an alternate route. The official detour will follow State Road 23, US 20/31 and US 31.
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About Indiana’s hands-free law
In 2019, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute reported that distracted driving from mobile devices was a factor in at least 1,263 crashes and three fatalities. To make Hoosier roads safer, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb signed Indiana’s hands-free law to reduce distracted driving across the state. As of July 1, 2020, drivers are prohibited from holding a mobile device, except in an emergency, while their vehicles are in motion. For more information on the new law, visit www.HandsFreeIndiana.com. Hands-Free Indiana is a partnership between the Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana State Police, Indiana Institute of Criminal Justice, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana Constructors Inc ., Indiana Motor Truck Association and ACEC Indiana.
About the Indiana Department of Transportation
Over the past 100 years, INDOT has transformed the state of Indiana into the crossroads of America that we know today. With six district offices and 3,500 employees, the agency is responsible for the construction and maintenance of more than 29,000 miles of freeway tracks, more than 5,700 bridges and the support of 4,500 rail and of 117 airports across the state. Indiana again ranked # 1 in the US for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2019 America’s Top States for Business ranking. Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.