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Construction On I-69 Moving Forward At Steady Pace

Last updated on Monday, October 17, 2011

(UNDATED) - Construction work on Interstate 69 is moving northward at a steady pace, according to an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Spokesperson Cheri Elliott.

An estimated 1,100 employees are working along the entire corridor each day. Road work is under way around the clock in southern Greene and northern Daviess county as crews try to complete Section 3 by the end of 2012.

One county road overpass bridge has been completed in Greene County near Mt. Nebo Church, on County Road 100W.

From US 231 interchange south to CR 1400N there are roughly 160 contractor employees working on this particular project and 14 bridge structures currently being constructed.

Four county road overpass bridge structures over the I-69 corridor are currently open to traffic in Daviess County.

"Paving of the mainline roadway will possibly begin sometime this week on the contract beginning at C.R. 100 N just north of U.S. 50 in Daviess County," Elliott says.

Construction has been completed in portions of Section 1, with construction efforts now under way in Sections 2 and 3.

Approximately 40,000 cubic yards of soil is being moved per day when the weather is suited, Elliott says.

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