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INDOT To Begin Replacing Pavement Along Ind. 37
Updated April 16, 2014 3:25 PM | Filed under: Transportation
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Beginning on or after Monday, April 21, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) contractor Crider & Crider, Inc. plans to begin replacing pavement along the shoulders of State Road 37.

This work will require temporary daytime lane closures between Fullerton Pike and Dillman Road and is expected to last through the end of April.

Crews will be building these shoulder pavement improvements and two temporary median crossovers that will be used to shift southbound traffic across the median to share the northbound lanes during construction of the new interchange. This will allow one lane of traffic in each direction to be maintained during this restriction period. This traffic shift is expected to begin sometime after the beginning of May, dependent upon weather, equipment and materials.

The traffic signal at S.R. 37 and Victor Pike will remain in full operation and all current traffic movements at this intersection will continue to be maintained throughout construction. Once the permanent restrictions are in place, no left turning movements will be allowed at the Rockport Road and That Road intersections.

The $29 million contract includes construction of the trumpet interchange at S.R. 37and 1.8 miles of new interstate roadway. It is anticipated that lane closures and traffic shifts in this area will continue through the end of 2014.

About Interstate 69

The new I-69 between Evansville and Indianapolis is a key component to the future economic vitality of southwestern Indiana, and will connect an entire region with improved access to jobs, education and healthcare. The 142-mile I-69 corridor was divided into six independent sections in the Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Statement, which was approved with a record of decision in March 2004.

The first three sections opened for business in November 2012 - under budget and years ahead of schedule - and save motorists more than 30 minutes travel time in the 67 miles between Evansville and Crane. Construction is underway on all 27 miles of I-69 Section 4 between Crane and Bloomington, which is expected to open to traffic in phases during late 2014 and 2015.

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