Traffic will be reduced to one lane — with temporary signals to control the flow — when construction begins on or after May 2 on the State Road 7 bridge over Middlefork Creek in Jefferson County.

Work on the bridge, located 1.5 miles north of State Road 250, will be done by Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Ragle Inc. to do bridge deck patching and joint replacement. Middlefork Road on the north end of the bridge will be closed while work is in progress.

The $280,000 contract was awarded to Ragle last October. Restrictions are expected to be removed in approximately three weeks. INDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, and consider worker safety when traveling through active construction zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.