A portion of State Road 56 in Switzerland County is scheduled to open this afternoon after being closed for construction work.

Force Construction will remove barricades and open the road about one-half mile north of State Road 156.

The $6.3 million project enhances the overall safety of the roadway. Work was completed much earlier than the original scheduled date of June, 2013.  The improvements feature 12- foot driving lanes, two-foot shoulders, drainage and guardrail.