I-69 project update

INDIANA – Outreach to the community and coordination with local officials has been a hallmark of the I-69 project.

Officials meet regularly and coordinate often with officials and stakeholders.

Crews are working seven days per week as weather allows on the paving and rehabilitation projects that make up I-69 work in Morgan County. Motorists should be sure to slow down and stay alert and watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work zones.

The project team enjoyed hosting Morgan County Commissioners and staff last week for a tour to highlight project progress and answer their questions. Enjoying this vantage point from State Road 252 were county commissioners Don Adams, Bryan Collier, and Kenny Hale. Also joining the group were County Administrator Josh Messmer, Executive Assistant Deb Verley, and Human Resources Director Daree Fry.

Morgan County

As concrete crews complete the new I-69 lanes south of State Road 39, paving will begin under the I-69 bridge for the new S.R. 39 lanes and ramps. A new access road connection is expected in the coming weeks, allowing for the permanent closure of Burton Lane across S.R. 37.

Expect to see construction activity on the realigned Commercial Boulevard and Southview Drive near where they intersect Mahalasville Road. Road crews are completing paving, sidewalks, and driveway entrances in the area.

Crews have begun installing cable barriers in the medians to reduce crash severity along the new I-69. Noise barriers are also being installed along with dense residential areas in Martinsville.

Johnson County

State Road 37 northbound traffic was shifted last week between Fairview Road and County Line Road. The left lane will be closed at night over the next two weeks as crews install temporary concrete barriers.

A new local access road just opened along the east side of the future I-69. It provides connectivity between Stones Crossing Road and Travis Road, which no longer have access to S.R. 37.

View Construction Start Maps to see when and where access roads are being built this year.

Obey the sign or pay the fine! Police are enforcing the reduced speed limit of 45 MPH in the work zone.

Marion County

Watch for the upcoming bridge closures and construction over I-465. The Mooresville Road Bypass bridge is expected to close on August 12 for about three months.

The Keystone Avenue bridge is expected to close on August 19 for about four months.

Thompson Road is expected to close permanently on or after Tuesday, Aug. 3 once utility work is completed between Warman Avenue and Stoops Freightliner. Access to and from the Sunshine Gardens neighborhood will be from Epler Avenue, where a new I-69 interchange will be built.

Watch for flagging and traffic pattern changes on Fairview Road east of S.R. 37. Utility crews are working in the area, and a temporary signal at Bluff Road is scheduled to be powered on or after Thursday, Aug. 5. Technicians will be monitoring the signal timing.

The actual starting date and duration for work and any closures may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur.