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US 224 Road Project

The US 224 road replacement project is a project by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), to improve the serviceability of US 224 by raising the roadway above the 50 year flood elevation of the St. Mary's River.

This page will be the hub of information on project updates and traffic routes throughout this 11-month project. Please visit this page for the most up-to-date information on the US 224 road project.

Project scope
Length - 0.5 mile
Location - East side of St. Mary's River bridge to just east of Jackson Street
What will be new? - New pavement, curbs, storm sewers, lighting and traffic control devices
Floodplain mitigation - Two compensatory storage sites to mitigate floodplain impacts caused by raising US 224
High water events -  A 12' by 7' box culvert will be installed to equalize flow during flood events
Awarded bid - $3,974,307 to Brooks Construction. Fleming Excavating will also be part of the construction team.

Phase 3

Timeline - July-October 2017
What will be open?
A portion of US 224 will reopen - 1st Street to East Monroe Street. US 224 will be closed east of East Monroe Street. Traffic will be routed to East Monroe for access to the Bellmont campus. The Bellmont campus can also be accessed via North Adams Drive from the east (behind the administration building). Ogg Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. Ogg Street will allow for pedestrian traffic from East Monroe Street only.

What will be closed?
The intersection of East Jackson and US 224 (Bellmont campus) will be closed for Phase III construction.

North Adams/Bellmont campus information
Click here to review how the school is handling the shift in construction traffic.
*Updated August 2017

Phase 2

Timeline - June 1-July 31, 2017
What will be open?
Jackson Street is open to the Bellmont campus
Please use Jackson Street to enter/exit Riverside Center

What will be closed?
US 224 between 1st Street and North Adams Drive
Entrance to Stratton Place from US 224

During the closure, the official state detour will be US 27 to US 33 to SR 101. Local detours will be posted. INDOT contractors will maintain access to all homes and businesses along US 224, up to the site of the closure.

Phase 1

Timeline - December 2016-May 2017
What will be open?
Jackson Street is open to the Bellmont campus
Local traffic is open to Limberlost Trail
Please use Jackson Street to enter/exit Riverside Center

What will be closed?
US 224 from Monroe Street Extended to just West of Jackson Street entrance
Monroe Street Extended at intersection of US 224

*East Monroe Street will close Tuesday, December 6, from US 224 to Harvester Lane for gas main relocation for the US 224 road project. This closure will last up to two weeks. Updated Dec. 5, 2016

Today, the detour will be put in place for the US 224 project. Staggered barricades will be placed at North Piqua Road, and closure barricades placed just south of East Jackson St. Monroe Street will be barricaded just east of US 224. Local traffic will be able to enter and exit Limberlost Trail. School traffic is advised to use East Jackson Street. Updated December 13, 2016

A reminder to obey the speed limit of 25 MPH in the Stratton area. Police are watching. Updated Jan. 4, 2017.

Business accessibility
Business access to these business will remain open throughout the project:
Stationair's Express
United Way of Adams County
Laundromat
Dollar General
Pizza King
Standard Auto Sales
Expert Transmission
Skip McCarthy - State Farm Insurance
Riverside Center - please enter/exit from Jackson Street

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