On Track Weekly Update: Long-Term Mahalasville Road Closure Begins

(MARTINSVILLE) – Another long-term road closure is beginning in Martinsville to rebuild and realign Mahalasville Road in preparation for major I-69 interchange construction next year. Mahalasville Road south of State Road 37 is closing to through traffic today. The closure is expected to continue through fall.

Mahalasville Road will be closed to all traffic between the 90-degree curve just south of Gardner Lane and Country View Apartments. Click here to see a map of the area. Gaps in barricades south of S.R. 37 will provide access to Gardner Lane and nearby properties for local traffic.

Drivers can access Grand Valley Boulevard using the newly completed overpass connecting South Street with Grand Valley Shoppes or via S.R. 252 and Cramertown Loop. Drivers can access the area west of Mahalasville Road using Burton Lane and Southview Drive. Drivers can access Mahalasville Road east of the full closure using Artesian Avenue, which opened last year.

Commercial Boulevard is also closed for ongoing reconstruction and realignment. When completed, access will be restored between Industrial Drive and Gardner Avenue

Crews are rebuilding and realigning Mahalasville Road and nearby drainage to make room for a future I-69 interchange. Click here to see an aerial map of planned improvements.

I-69 Finish Line crews are back at work after the long 4th of July weekend and continuing construction throughout Martinsville and northern Morgan County. Much of the work in Martinsville this year is to prepare for next year’s temporary closure of a portion of S.R. 37. A nearly 5-mile section of S.R. 37 will close between S.R. 39 and Morgan Street for most of 2021.

This map shows the area that will be closed and detour routes. Crews are working this year to make improvements to alternate routes including S.R. 39. Portions of S.R. 39 are being widened to four lanes and crews are rebuilding S.R. 37 south of S.R. 39 to carry traffic during the closure. 

Other improvements being made include repaving, intersection modifications, and temporary signals. The changes are designed to safely move more traffic through the alternate routes during next year’s closure.

The full closure means that crews will be able to work faster and in a safer environment. Drivers won’t have to adjust to changing traffic patterns and crews will have the room they need to rebuild the roadway and improve it to interstate standards in less than a year.

  • It’s important to slow down in construction zones to keep yourself, other drivers and our crews safe. A permanent 45 mph speed limit is in place on S.R. 37 from Indian Creek to Waverly Road. Watch for new digital signage highlighting drivers’ speed as they move through the area. Police are stepping up their presence to watch for speeding in the area.
  • Put down the phone while driving. Indiana is the 22nd state to enact a hands-free law. It prohibits drivers from holding mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, while driving. INDOT has more information on the law, including answers to some frequently asked questions and a fact sheet on its website.
  • Watch for possible lane closures daily along S.R. 37 near Egbert Road, Henderson Ford Road, Perry Road and Waverly Road where new bridges are under construction.
  • Overnight work continues this week at Perry Road and S.R. 37 where hauling is underway to move fill material.
  • Utility work continues at Egbert and Centennial roads with lane restrictions possible. After the utility work is completed, the intersection will be reconstructed. Watch for more details in the coming weeks.
  • The I-69 Finish Line project office remains closed temporarily, but our Project Team remains ready to assist. Call 855-INDOT-4U or email INDOT@indot.in.gov to connect with our team. You can always find the latest news and information at I-69FinishLine.comFacebookTwitter and Instagram.