General FAQs

Project Questions

I-69 Finish Line, also known as I-69 Section 6, is the sixth and final section of the Interstate 69 connection between Evansville and Indianapolis. It will begin in Martinsville and end at I-465 in Indianapolis.

I-69 Finish Line includes more than 26 miles of new interstate highway, more than 35 lane miles of new access roads and dozens of new, rehabilitated or replaced bridges. In addition, crews will construct 14 overpasses and underpasses.

The I-69 Finish Line project is using a combination of dark asphalt and light concrete for roadway pavements. One type of pavement may be placed on top of another to rehabilitate existing roadway or to serve as a drainage layer. Temporary pavement, typically asphalt, is also being used to maintain traffic during construction.

Concrete and asphalt roadways have similar durability and life-cycle costs when maintenance is included. Asphalt is more flexible than concrete and ideal for areas with soft soils. Concrete is the driving surface for new, rehabilitated and replaced bridges.

Click here to view a color-coded map shows the final layers of pavement on the project.

The project team worked with local officials to include visual enhancements and placemaking in bridge, monument and landscaping design plans. The improvements are intended to reflect the community context and will be maintained in partnership with local officials. Click here to view renderings of the visual enhancements.

Between its north and south junctions with I-465, I-69 will run concurrent with the southeast leg of I-465. I-69 mile markers and exit numbers resume at 200 starting at the north junction with I-465 in Castleton.

To be connected with the I-69 Finish Line project team, call INDOT at 855-INDOT4U (1-855-463-6848) or email INDOT@indot.in.gov.

Traffic Questions

The average time it takes to travel from Martinsville to Indianapolis is expected to be reduced by 11 minutes when I-69 is complete.

  • The new I-69 will be four through lanes, two in each direction, south of Smith Valley Road.
  • The highway will be widened to six travel lanes, three in each direction, from Smith Valley Road to Southport Road.
  • When completed, there will be eight lanes, four in each direction, on I-69 from Southport Road to I-465 and on the southwest leg of I-465 between I-70 and I-65.

The speed limit will be 70 miles per hour in rural areas and lower in urban and suburban areas when I-69 is complete.

I-69 Finish Line will improve safety by removing 14 traffic lights and many at-grade intersections. The improvements are expected to result in 1,300 fewer regional crashes each year.

When completed, traffic will access the new highway using entrance and exit ramps at S.R. 39, Ohio Street, S.R. 252/44, Henderson Ford Road, S.R. 144, Smith Valley Road, County Line Road, Southport Road and Epler Avenue. More than 35 new lane miles of local roads will help provide access to neighboring homes and businesses.

Local traffic may cross the new I-69 at the interchanges listed above. In addition, bridges will allow local traffic to cross over or under the new interstate at South Street/Grand Valley Boulevard, Teeters Road, Myra Lane, Old S.R. 37/Egbert Road, Perry Road, Waverly Road, Wicker Road, and Banta Road.

Designs will work to accommodate bicycle and pedestrian traffic at bridges where local traffic crosses over or under the new interstate.

The project team is engaging local agencies, emergency responders and schools in traffic planning to maintain access and reduce delays during construction. Emergency responders and school transportation providers will be notified of traffic changes in advance.

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Environment Questions

In addition to roadway improvements, the I-69 Finish Line project includes the construction or preservation of over 30 acres of wetlands, 350 acres of trees, and over 14,000 linear feet of stream improvements. Chain link fencing will direct wildlife to a safe crossing underneath the interstate at Little Indian Creek in Martinsville.

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