BATESVILLE – A section of S.R. 229 in Batesville will be shut down to traffic Wednesday and Thursday as road crews make preparations for an extended closure this fall.Hillcrest Bridge, just south of the S.R. 229 and S.R. 46, will be closed early Wednesday morning until Thursday night.Posted detours will route motorists in and out of downtown Batesville via Pearl Street.The bridge will be accessible through the weekend but will close again Monday for a much longer duration. The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close the bridge for up to 55 days.Paul H. Rohe Company, the state’s contractor for the $758,000 bridge project, will remove and replace existing small structure on S.R. 229 that spans a tributary to Little Laughery Creek south of S.R. 46. The bridge also overpasses a golf cart path.The new structure will be a measure 28 feet by 13 feet, extending 54 feet in length.