On Track Project Update: November 20, 2023

On Friday, INDOT Commissioner Mike Smith was joined by the I-69 Finish Line project team and federal, state and local officials to officially open the Smith Valley Road interchange. The southbound entrance and exit ramps opened in August and the northbound ramps opened last week. In addition to opening the Smith Valley Road interchange, the […]

On Track Project Update: November 13, 2023

Crews have been hard at work this past year on the construction of Indiana’s newest interstate highway. Much of that work has been focused on connecting I-465 and the future I-69 on Indianapolis’s southwest side via a new interchange.  Earlier this summer, crews closed I-465 east and westbound lanes to continue construction of the many movements within […]

On Track Project Update: November 6, 2023

The I-69 Finish Line project team is helping teach and inspire future civil engineers through hands-on experience. Recently, more than 55 students from Purdue University’s Lyle School of Civil Engineering toured the I-69 project site and got a behind-the-scenes look at all the moving pieces. For most of the students this was their first experience […]

On Track Project Update: October 30, 2023

INDOT Construction Engineer Elsadig Ibrahim was honored last week as Governor Holcomb presented the Governor’s Public Service Achievement Awards, which recognize State of Indiana employees and teams who, through their commitment and innovation at work, have produced a measurable, positive impact on their agency’s finances, operations or population served. Elsadig has served as a Construction […]

On Track Project Update: October 23, 2023

Last Tuesday evening a vehicle fire on westbound I-465 just east of the White River created a significant backup as first responders secured the scene, extinguished the blaze, and cleared the area.  A roadway inspection team immediately examined the affected pavement to determine if damage was extensive enough to require a closure.  It was.  Fortunately, […]

On Track Project Update: October 16, 2023

Shorter days and cooler temperatures mean autumn is here. Active construction will continue along the project corridor throughout the fall and into winter. Motorists should still expect ongoing traffic changes during this time and be patient as crews work to wrap up this construction season. By Thanksgiving most of the planned construction for the year […]

On Track Project Update: October 9, 2023

It only takes a split-second to become a crash statistic, especially in a construction zone.  You look at your phone, reach for your coffee, follow too closely, drive too fast.  The reasons are many, but the result is the same – personal injury, property damage or a dangerous mishap that could have been avoided. Last […]

On Track Project Update: October 2, 2023

Another week and another milestone reached for I-69 Finish Line.  Last week crews poured the final portion of the deck for the White River Bridge along eastbound I-465.  This pour marks the final stage of the demolition and reconstruction of the eastbound bridge.  The new eastbound bridge is 833 feet long and sits 26 feet […]

On Track Project Update: September 25, 2023

Last week the I-69 Finish Line project reached a major milestone at Bluff Creek just south of the State Road 144 interchange.  Beams were set and the deck was poured on the last of 20 bridges in the southern section of the project in Morgan and Johnson counties. Click here to watch a short video […]

On Track Project Update: September 19, 2023

Road closures will begin along Belmont Road in late September, lasting through October for road construction and repaving activities.  Southbound Belmont Ave. from Banta Rd. to the Lighthouse Landing apartments entrance will be closed on or after Sunday, Sept. 24 through mid-October for pavement removal and replacement. During this time, those needing to access the […]