SR 8 has reopened between U.S. 421 and SR 39 in LaPorte County. Following damage from historic flooding in February, this stretch of SR 8 was closed while INDOT engineers performed extensive testing, working to determine the severity of the damage both above and below the driving surface, and also what would need to be done to make the road safe for the motoring public. Once assessments were complete, a project had to be developed to execute the repairs. Over the summer, the fix for the flood damage was combined with a previously scheduled bridge project as crews aimed to have both projects wrap up around the same time. On Friday, those jobs wrapped up and the road is now safe to use. In the coming weeks, permanent pavement markings will need to be placed as well as a couple of other finishing details. We’ll keep you posted should those involve any short-term restrictions.