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TRAFFIC: Grassy Creek Bridge Is Back

U.S. 52/Brookville Road Set To Reopen Near German Church, Plus Other Traffic Musings


Summer is summer, and lots of traffic projects are in play this week.  Here's the lowdown:


Tuesday, June 27thBrookville Rd./US 52 over the Grassy Creek Bridge is reopening after three months of bridge construction (spikes the football).  This is the bridge that’s just east of German Church Road, and one mile west of the Marion/Hancock County line.

Here’s a picture of the finished project:

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Before we march on the Statehouse demanding an extra lane on eastbound 465, let’s see how this third turn lane to Michigan works out.  Monday night, crews shut down the 465 eastbound ramp to Michigan Road/U.S. 421 in preparation for the next phase of making the ramp more car friendly.  When the project is totally done in November, you’ll reap the following benefits:

  • A longer northbound Michigan Road right-turn lane to northbound 465
  • A second left-turn lane on southbound U.S. 421 to eastbound 465
  • A third left-turn lane on the eastbound 465 exit ramp to northbound U.S. 421


In Madison County, State Road 9 closed this week from County Road 950 to County Road 1050 South to rebuild the bridge over Lick Creek.  Everything should be cleaned up and reopened by mid- November.  In the meantime, you’ll be directed around the bridge on U.S. 36/State Road 67 and State Road 234. Behold:

Traffic appetite not satisfied?  I report on "the fives" during Tony Katz and the Morning News and later for the drive home on the Hammer and Nigel Show.  You can also follow @WIBCTraffic for instant traffic updates.  It's where the cool kids hang out and learn to smoke cigarettes.

Be safe, and don't be afraid to tell your favorite interstate that you love it.


Matthew Bair is not a player - but he is a driver.  He's the new voice of Indianapolis traffic, and you can follow him on Twitter @WIBCTraffic.  Call and chat or leave him a message at the traffic center: (317) 684-8134.

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