The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces traffic will be moved onto the newly constructed north section of U.S. 40 in Brazil beginning on or after Saturday, July 23, weather permitting. Alabama Street will be closed beginning on or after tomorrow, Wednesday July 20 for approximately three days to accommodate this change. Vandalia St. will reopen in its place.
The work this year is from State Road 59 (S.R. 59) east to Wal-Mart. The work consists of installing a new water main and services under the south half, and new storm sewer under the north half throughout this section and completely rebuilding the road and sidewalks.
The U.S. 40 Pavement Replacement project was awarded to Gradex, Inc. This project will replace the pavement on U.S. 40 from State Road 340 to Wal-Mart and on S.R. 340 from west of Waterworks Road to U.S. 40. The drainage will be improved with new storm drainage structures, curbs and gutters. New sidewalks will be constructed with ADA compliant curb ramps throughout the project. The U.S. 40 project is scheduled to be completed in November of this year.