Ind. 262 closed for repairs
Indiana Department of Transportation Aurora Subdistrict maintenance crews planned to close Ind. 262 between Bear Branch Road and Hartford Pike south of Milton Monday, March 5.
Weekend rains have accelerated embankment erosion, said INDOT. An emergency response contractor was to begin stabilization efforts once the closure went into effect.
The slide site is located south of the Dearborn-Ohio County line, seven miles south of U.S. Highway 50. A detour was to be posted.
Geostablization International, the state’s slide mitigation contractor, plans to embed 30-foot-long steel shafts into the eroding slope which measures 500 feet side-to-side. Ends of these “soil nails” will be fitted with a wire mesh covering and over-coated with shotcrete to form a stabilizing wall. Road crews will then repair pavement and replace guardrail.
INDOT officials said the S.R. 262 closure could continue through May.
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