(UNDATED) – As Indiana begins to reopen and more drivers return to the road, they will notice the significant progress made on I-69 Finish Line since the stay-at-home order was issued in March.
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I-69 Finish Line construction has moved into Morgan County north of Martinsville. A permanent 45 mph speed limit extends from the south end of the project at Indian Creek through Waverly Road.
This is for the safety of motorists and crews and is being enforced by police.
Some of the most noticeable changes are at State Road 37 near Egbert Road, Henderson Ford Road, Perry Road, and Waverly Road where new overpasses are taking shape.
Motorists should expect lane closures and possible rolling closures.
Crews are driving steel piling into place and pouring concrete footers.
Waverly Road is now closed to all traffic at State Road 37.
At Perry Road, the State Road 37 median is closed, and left turns are prohibited.
State Road 39 will be an active spot, from State Road 37 to State Road 67, the rest of the construction season.
Portions of State Road 39 are being widened to four lanes to safely accommodate more traffic during next year’s temporary closure of a portion of State Road 37.
Drivers will see flaggers in the area, shifting traffic patterns, and various side streets closed. Signage will direct drivers when access to businesses is impacted.
Crews have rebuilt the outside shoulders of State Road 37 northbound between Indian Creek and State Road 39, allowing traffic to shift. Through traffic should merge left. The right lane is exit only onto State Road 39/Morton Avenue. State Road 37 is reduced to one lane past the State Road 39 exit.
The Grand Valley Boulevard overpass is nearing completion and will provide a new east-west connector for drivers and pedestrians when it opens in late spring.
The new Birk Road intersection opened to traffic earlier this month.
Traffic crews are installing new poles and temporary signals at State Road 37 at Banta Road, State Road 144 at Old State Road 37/North Waverly Park Road and State Road 144 at Mann Road/Centenary Road.
Paving of Old State Road 37 south of Maple Turn Road and north of Myra Lane should be completed this week.
When finished, Old State Road. 37 will permanently close at State Road 37.
Maple Turn access to State Road 37 will be at Myra Lane.
Willowbrook Drive will be closed south of Egbert Road. Local traffic will be diverted to a temporary access road.
Traffic is expected to shift to the inside lane on southbound State Road 37 near State Road 39 later this week for the installation of a crossover. Traffic is restricted to one lane in the area.
Daytime closures of Hacker Drive are expected at State Road 39. Traffic will be rerouted to McDaniel Road and Robin Run.
The ramp from State Road 39 to northbound State Road 37 is expected to close a few evenings this week for pavement patching.
The schedule will depend on the weather and other factors.
The I-69 Finish Line project office on Waverly Road remains closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can always call or email with any questions at 855-INDOT-4U and INDOT@indot.in.gov.