Monroe County residents will experience road closures and utility projects throughout this week, March 27-31

Braydyn The Bear Lents
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The Monroe County, Ind. Emergency Management Service has just announced new projects, construction operations, road closures, and utility services that might interrupt daily living for those living in Bloomington, Ind.

The management team posted on the company’s Twitter account about the following projects and closures that might affect you throughout the week of March 27, next week.

Road Closings:

To kick this week off, there are some important road closures to know about when visiting Monroe County in a week where rain and storms will become a major factor in travels and work this week.

According to the management department, on April 15, the following roads will be closed from 5 am to 1 pm due to the Hoosiers Half Marathon. The roads include Daniels Way, Keller Crossings, Zenith Drive, Wellness Way, State Road 48, Knapp Road, and Cook Medical will be closed at that time.

From April 3 through December 15, Old State Road 37 North between Audubon Drive and Old Meyers Road will be closed as part of constructing the Bicentennial Pathways Project to make improvements on travel near this area.

School buses and EMS roads are scheduled to detour to Sample Road, Interstate 69, Bethel Lane, Business 37, Bottinghouse House Road, or Old Meyers Road during the time of the construction project. The management team will update those on the timelines of the project and how long the project will take to complete, and when it is okay to travel on the road again.

Road Construction:

The following roads will experience road constructions this week including a few roads such as Harmony Road, Burch Road, Andy Way, Loesch Road, Sample Road, Simpson Chapel Road, Union Valley Road, and Old State Road 37 South.

Utility Construction:

42 projects will be happening in various parts of the city including North Curry Pike, Curry Pike South by Profile Pathway, West 3rd Street, Woodyard Road, Belle Avenue and Loroy Avenue, along with Verne Pike.

This as Smithville will be installing new fiber cables along on the 2400 block of North Curry Pike, Everstream will also be installing fiber cables along this street, Duke Energy will be installing new electrical equipment, and AT&T will also install new fiber cables near this area.

Other areas with similar projects occurring throughout the city include South Rogers Street between Green Road, Country Club Drive, Clear Creek Drive, Church Lane, Fairway Lane, Lois Lane, Soutar Drive, and That Road as companies such as AT&T will install new fiber cables in the area and CenterPoint will be retiring service in the 5200 block of South Rogers Street.

Other work that will occur next week will include the Monroe County Bridge, Road, and Storm way Maintenance who will perform tests to see if the bridge, storm, and roadway systems are working properly. All of these jobs will occur periodically throughout the week, starting at 7 am until 3 pm Monday through Friday.

All projects could be subject to change at any time weather permitting.

The management team will have all projects completed or done by the end of the week of March 27-31.

For more information please go to the management’s Twitter page or call the Monroe County Highway Department by phone at 812-349-5555 or visit and go to the Monroe County Emergency Department page for more information.
Part 1 of projects listed for this week.Photo byMonroe County Emergency Management Department
Part 2 of projects this week.Photo byMonroe County Emergency Management Department
Part 3 of projects this week.Photo byMonroe County Emergency Management Department
Part 4 of projects this week.Photo byMonroe County Emergency Management Department

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