I-69 Finish Line update

MARTINSVILLE – Concrete is flowing for the new I-69 pavement and bridges in Martinsville. The new State Road 44 bridge deck over I-69 was poured last week.

Similar pours are planned for the next two weeks where I-69 crosses over Sartor Ditch and the State Road 39 ramps. Watch for increased truck traffic entering the work zone from State Road 37 northbound past Indian Creek.

INDOT maintenance crews are applying a thin asphalt mixture and lane markings to recently chip-sealed highways near Martinsville. As weather permits, two days of work are expected for State Road 67 south of State Road 39 followed by two days for State Road 252 east of State Road 37.

Traffic on both Ohio Street and State Road 252 is expected to shift onto the new pavement in the coming weeks. State Road 252 will be shifted southwest to build new roundabouts at Cramertown Loop and the I-69 entrance and exit ramps. Ohio Street will shift about 50 feet northeast to a new alignment so that work on the I-69 bridges overhead can continue.

Johnson County

Huggin Hollow Road has reopened to traffic north of Banta Road. It was realigned to connect with Waverly Park Road/Old S.R. 37 just south of S.R. 144.

Banta Road north of S.R. 37 is expected to close today for about two weeks. Crews will be paving the new I-69 southbound lanes through the area. The detour follows the new Huggin Hollow Road, Waverly Park Road and S.R. 144.

Crews will be adjusting concrete barrier placement this week along S.R. 37 near the Smith Valley and Olive Branch road intersections. The right lane of S.R. 37 may be closed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Marion County

Nighttime S.R. 37 lane closures between Belmont Avenue and Fairview Road are expected to end mid-week. Temporary concrete barriers are being installed as weather permits, and crews will work behind those barriers for temporary paving along the northbound lanes.

Drivers should stay alert and watch for flaggers on Carson Avenue near I-465 on or after Wednesday. A crew is expected to be locating utility lines in the area between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Watch for flaggers and increasing construction traffic entering and exiting Wicker Road just west of S.R. 37. Slow down and stay alert in the area.