Boonville bypass opening delayed until 2018

BOONVILLE (WEHT) - The Indiana Department of Transportation says that work on a section of the State Road 61 Boonville Bypass has been suspended until further notice. The work suspension will delay the opening of the bypass until 2018.

On Nov. 2, 2017, INDOT’s Construction team sent a letter to Force Construction officially suspending pavement work on the bypass due to pavement smoothness concerns. During the course of the project, a section of finished pavement experienced unexpected heaving, or upward movement of the pavement material. The cause of the heaving is being studied at this time.

Due to the unexpected issues, INDOT has agreed to grant Force Construction an extension of the contract time pursuant to INDOT standard specifications associated with this contract. Workers will still be able to complete work in other areas of the Boonville Bypass during the suspension.

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(This story was originally published November 7, 2017)


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