Indiana Bat habitat delays Lincoln Memorial Bridge upgrade project
The bridge, maintained by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), is located on State Road 441 in Vincennes, Indiana. It connects Vincennes to Westport, Illinois.
Under Indiana law, any work that would disturb the roosting place of Indiana Bats cannot take place between April 1 and Oct. 1. In the past, the bats have been found living and roosting under Lincoln Memorial Bridge, which makes it a habitat that would be impeded by joint sealing and pavement overlay.
Although the $3.2 million rehab project is on hold, some work will still be taking place on the bridge. INDOT officials are cautioning drivers to be alert and prepare for some delays as workers complete painting and cleaning projects, and flaggers direct traffic.
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