(HENDRICKS COUNTY) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces I-70 will have various overnight closures at the State Road 39 interchange between the hours of 12:01 a.m. through 5 a.m. each night. The demolition of the existing S.R. 39 Bridge over I-70 begins Thursday, September 17 for I-70 eastbound. Traffic will be detoured up the ramp across S.R. 39 and back onto the interstate utilizing the ramps. Weather permitting, the schedule currently follows;
- Friday, September 18 closing I-70 eastbound
- Monday, September 21-Wednesday, September 23 closing I-70 westbound
- Thursday, September 24 closing I-70 eastbound
- Friday, September 25 closing I-70 westbound
The traffic signal at the interchange will be operated manually by a signal technician to keep traffic flowing.
Milestone Contractors LP was awarded the $16.2 million contract. This project will redesign this interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). The interchange modification project is being built to add traffic capacity and relieve congestion for the current and future needs as development expands in this area. This interchange is scheduled to open to traffic in the fall of 2021.