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October 25, 2010

Road work to begin on Markland

U.S. 31 Kokomo Corridor project is on schedule

Traffic restrictions have already begun along the U.S. 35/Ind. 22 corridor, as contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation get set for the next phase of the Kokomo Corridor bypass.

The Markland Avenue interchange will technically be located about a mile east of where Markland turns into U.S. 35/Ind. 22.

But that’s the massive structure’s operating title in bid documents for Contract 8, which is in turn the largest single job on the entire corridor project.

Walsh Construction Co., Chicago, won the $39 million contract to build five sets of bridges, the diamond-shaped Markland interchange and three miles of mainline roadway.

Traffic restrictions along Markland are set to begin today, but restrictions on Goyer Road were already in place Friday.

Earth moving work on the interchange is set to begin Nov. 1, and INDOT officials are expected to update plans for traffic restrictions as the work progresses.

The interchange is close to the geographic center of the $340 million Kokomo Corridor project, which will save motorists about 10 minutes of drive time as they are traveling through the Kokomo area.

INDOT officials advised motorists to drive alertly through the new work zone this week as crews place concrete barrier walls in advance of major construction.

Flaggers will direct traffic around wall installation sites on the south side of Markland Avenue both today and Tuesday. On Wednesday, traffic control moves to the north side of Markland.

Bridges will be built to take the corridor over the Wildcat Creek, the Stahl-Shenk Ditch, the Central Railroad corridor, Sycamore Road and Markland Avenue.

Traffic restrictions on Sycamore are expected to begin Wednesday.

U.S. 35/Ind. 22/Markland Avenue from Goyer Road to 300 East will be widened to accommodate a 16-foot median and two 12-foot lanes in either direction.

With Contract 8 under way, five corridor contracts are now under construction. Two contracts have been completed, and three more will be awarded in 2011.

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