A groundbreaking ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Monday will mark the beginning of road and utility work on Harrison Street (U.S. 421) for Project 421.

As of noon Friday, no decision had been made on where the groundbreaking will take place. Watch madisoncourier.com for more information.

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced last week that construction on the $9.5 million project to reconstruct the U.S. 421 approach to the Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River is to begin April 15.

Beaty Construction, project contractor, plans to begin work on the east side of U.S. 421 (Harrison Street). This work will include widening at the intersection with Second Street and utility relocation.

Two-way traffic will be maintained during the first phase of the project, a news release from INDOT said. But, northbound traffic on U.S. 421 will not be able to turn right on eastbound Second Street to Indiana 56. Traffic east on Indiana 56 will have to follow U.S. 421 along westbound Second Street to Baltimore Street to Main Street. This traffic flow is expected to remain in place until about June 23.

All work on Project 421 is expected to be complete by late summer 2020.

Throughout the project’s phases, drivers should expect lane closures and reduced speed limits in the area as crews remain at work.