(MARTINSVILLE) – There will soon be a safe way for students and residents to cross State Road 37 near Martinsville High School.
The Grand Valley Boulevard overpass is an improved east-west connection for both vehicles and pedestrians.
The overpass will connect neighborhoods on the west with restaurants, shops and other businesses on the east side. The sidewalks, which were poured earlier this month, will provide a new, safe connection for pedestrians.
Pedestrian fencing, barriers, painting, and roadwork must be completed before the overpass opens.
That work is expected to be completed by late spring and you’ll have a chance to walk or drive across the new Grand Valley Boulevard overpass.
Watch for State Road 37 to be reduced to two lanes at State Road 39 starting this week as crews prepare to rebuild State Road 37 lanes, including the new Indian Creek bridge. State Road 37 will be reduced to two lanes much of this year.
When the lane reductions begin on State Road 37, the left lane of southbound State Road 37 will close past the State Road 39 exit. The right lane of State Road 37 northbound will be an exit-only lane onto State Road 39/Morton Avenue.
Crews are continuing to work on center pier construction on the new Henderson Ford Road and Egbert Road overpasses over State Road 37. There could be temporary lane closures in the area.
Another new overpass is taking shape. Work on the piers for the Perry Road bridge will begin this week. I-69 Finish Line includes 43 new bridges and 14 overpasses and underpasses
Watch for a few rolling closures on State Road 37 at Henderson Ford Road today through Wednesday to allow crews to move cranes.
The rolling closures are expected between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and will last about 10 minutes
Remember that left turns are now prohibited at S.R. 37 and Perry Road. With heavy equipment in the area, driver visibility is limited. Motorists can make a U-turn at one of the crossovers or follow the detour signs.
Click here for more information and click here to see a map of the area. Traffic is expected to shift this week on State Road 39 from Morton Avenue to the railroad tracks. Lanes will shift to one side, allowing crews to widen the other side of the road. A concrete barrier will detour business access to rear entrances off Mitchell Avenue and Josephine Street. State Road 39 improvements are being made to prepare for next year’s temporary closure of a portion of State Road 37.
This is National Work Zone Awareness Week. Be sure to slow down and stay alert to protect our workers and other motorists. Click here to see our I-69 Finish Lineworkers in action and click here for more work zone safety tips from INDOT.
The actual starting date and duration for work and any closures may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur.