MORGAN CO. – The realigned Ohio Street and Southview Drive are expected to open near State Road 37 on Tuesday. Bobby Helms Boulevard is scheduled to close for paving today and Tuesday between Ruth Rusie Way and Bills Boulevard at the Artesian Square shopping center (Kroger and Rural King). Southbound S.R. 37 traffic is scheduled to shift late this week onto the new I-69 pavement and bridges from S.R. 144 to Henderson Ford Road. Northbound traffic is expected to follow in about one week after crews move temporary concrete barriers. Local traffic on S.R. 37 will remain two lanes – one in each direction – and cross over the median between Henderson Ford Road and Egbert Road. Watch for rolling slowdowns on S.R. 37 early this week between Morgan Street and Perry Road. Crews are stringing traffic signal cables across the highway at Ennis Road for a future traffic pattern change.
Travis Road and Stones Crossing Road are permanently closed at S.R. 37. The detour follows Morgantown Road and Smith Valley Road to S.R. 37. A new frontage road is expected to open in August to connect the two local roads along the east side of S.R. 37.Crews are digging out the center median north of S.R. 144 to widen S.R. 37 for upcoming I-69 construction. Work is expected on the outside shoulders of S.R. 37 southbound past Olive Branch Road and S.R. 37 northbound starting just before Olive Branch Road.Flagging continues on Wicker, Fairview and County Line roads near S.R. 37. You may also see flaggers late this week at Fairview Road and Bluff Road, just east of S.R. 37. Crews will begin converting the two-way stop to a temporary traffic signal to safely move traffic during future construction work.
Barrier wall installation will progress this week along S.R. 37 northbound from Bluffdale Road to Wicker Road, requiring nighttime right-lane closures.Crews continue to drill for soil samples in the shoulders and side-slopes of I-465 near I-65 and Harding Street. No I-465 lane closures are planned.Local road closures are expected on or after Monday, July 26. Thompson Road will close permanently between Warman Avenue and Stoops Freightliner, with Sunshine Gardens neighborhood access maintained from Epler Avenue. Belmont Avenue and Winslet Boulevard will close east of S.R. 37 for about two weeks of utility work, with Belmont Avenue or the Southport Drive entrance to Aspen Lakes Apartments serving as detours.The Mooresville Road Bypass and Keystone Avenue bridges over I-465 are expected to close on or after Sunday, Aug. 1. Click to view the detour maps for Keystone Avenue and the Mooresville Road Bypass.