(MORGAN CO.) – Drivers should slow down and watch for temporary daytime lane closures starting next week on State Road 37 from Martinsville to State Road 144. I-69 Finish Line contractors will be paving the road and strengthening the northbound shoulder.
Signage and orange barrels will be set up early next week. Temporary daytime lane closures are expected to begin by Wednesday.
S.R. 37 northbound lane closures will begin after 9 a.m. each day and could extend for up to a mile. S.R. 37 southbound lane closures will be shorter in length and should be complete by 4 p.m. each day.
The paving work is expected to continue into the fall. Police are enforcing a reduced speed limit of 45 MPH for the safety of both motorists and highway workers.
Starting next year, S.R. 37 will be reduced to two lanes – one in each direction – between S.R. 144 and Morgan Street in Martinsville. Traffic will be shifted to one side of the highway while crews build the new I-69 lanes on the other side.
Morgan County Road Closures
Ongoing I-69 construction will require several closures of local roads.
- Sewer work in Martinsville is scheduled to close Rogers Road west of S.R. 39/Morton Avenue starting at 10 p.m. Saturday. Crews expect to reopen Rogers Road by 6 a.m. Sunday after sewer pipe connections is complete.
- The permanent closure of Egbert Road access to and from S.R. 37 is expected on Monday. Temporary access to Willowbrook Drive will continue to be from S.R. 37. The closure will allow crews to connect Egbert Road and Willowbrook Drive to the new bridge being built over S.R. 37.
- Southview Drive is scheduled to close during the day on Tuesday for water line installation. Drivers can access nearby businesses from Burton Lane. Access Hobson Chevrolet Buick GMC from the east using Mahalasville Road and Southview Drive.
- Mahalasville Road is scheduled to close south of S.R. 37 on Wednesday to install a sewer line. The closure is expected to last up to one week. The detour for Gardner Avenue will follow the reopened Southview Drive and Burton Lane. Mahalasville Road remains closed south of Gardner Avenue between the 90-degree curve and Country View Apartments.