(BLOOMINGTON) - Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) contractors Crider & Crider Inc. this week restricted State Road 37 to one lane in each direction between Fullerton Pike and Dillman Road.
Southbound S.R. 37 traffic is shifted across the median to share the northbound lanes for construction of a new interchange that will connect the new Interstate 69 alignment with the existing S.R. 37 corridor.
As a result of the restrictions, no left turn movements are allowed at the Rockport Road and That Road intersections. Traffic may still turn right into or out of S.R. 37 at these intersections.
S.R. 37 traffic will continue to be shifted and restricted until new interchange ramps open to traffic. A "trumpet" interchange design will give priority to I-69 through traffic while providing high-speed ramps for merging and diverging through traffic on S.R. 37.
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 is divided into six sections. The first three sections opened for business in November 2012, saving motorists more than 30 minutes of travel time between Evansville and Crane. Construction is underway on all 27 miles of I-69 Section 4 between Crane and Bloomington.
I-69 Section 5 involves rehabbing and upgrading 21 miles of the existing, four-lane State Road 37 to interstate standards. I-69 Development Partners expects to begin construction in the Bloomington area this fall and open the 21 new miles of interstate by the end of 2016.
More information about the I-69 Evansville to Indianapolis project may be found atwww.i69indyevn.org.
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