Public Meeting Scheduled for US 27 Bridge Replacement Project

March 6, 2023

Public Meeting Scheduled for US 27 Bridge Replacement Project

US 27 will be closed to traffic during construction

Richmond, IN (March 6, 2023) – A public meeting is planned for later this month to provide more information about an upcoming Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) project to replace the US 27 bridge in Richmond.

The meeting will provide an overview of the project and anticipated impacts during construction.

Monday, March 20, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
New Boswell Event Center
450 N. 10th Street, Richmond, IN   

The meeting will be open house format with a project presentation planned for 6 p.m. It will offer an opportunity for one-on-one conversations with members of the Project Team and allow attendees to share their feedback. All meeting materials will be posted on INDOT’s Renew Richmond webpage following the meetings.

Project Overview

The project will replace the deteriorating US 27 bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) and local streets in downtown Richmond. The improvements will address current safety issues with pier columns in busy downtown streets, and pedestrian facilities will be improved to be compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Construction will begin in early April and is expected to be completed in summer 2025. US 27 will be closed to traffic in the area during construction and a detour provided. More information about the project can be found here.

With advance notice, INDOT can provide special accommodation for persons with disabilities and/or limited English speaking ability and persons needing auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters, signers, readers or large print.

Should special accommodation be needed, please contact Berry Craig, public involvement specialist, at (270) 705-1640, or email

About Renew Richmond

Renew Richmond is your one stop to learn more about Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) road projects underway or planned for Wayne County. Current and upcoming projects on U.S. 40 and U.S. 27 in Richmond will improve roads and bridges and include pavement and bridge maintenance. Learn more about these projects on INDOT's website

About the Indiana Department of Transportation

INDOT continues to solidify the Hoosier State as the Crossroads of America by implementing Gov. Eric J. Holcomb’s $30 billion Next Level Roads plan. With six district offices and 3,500 employees, the agency is responsible for constructing and maintaining more than 29,000 lane miles of highways, more than 5,700 bridges, and supporting 4,500 rail miles and 117 airports across the state.

INDOT was recently ranked #1 in the United States for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2022 “America’s Top States for Business” ranking. Learn more about INDOT at

Media Contact
Kyleigh Cramer
(317) 864-3164

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