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Left lane closures to complete I-69 Finish Line construction in Morgan County

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MORGAN COUNTY (March 1, 2022) – As temperatures rise and daylight hours increase with advancing clocks this Sunday, drivers should stay alert for changing and increasing activity to complete the I-69 Finish Line project in Morgan County.

North of Martinsville

For the safety of motorists and highway workers in the lengthy work zone, contractors are using orange barrels to close the left, inside lane of State Road 37 north of Martinsville starting on or after Saturday, March 5. This lane closure will be in place around the clock and affect southbound S.R. 37 between Martinsville and Johnson County and northbound S.R. 37 from the Egbert Road overpass to Banta Road. The lane closures are expected to be removed by late April.

Crews are working six days per week as construction factors such as weather, sunlight, materials and equipment permit. Crews are performing work in the center median including removing temporary crossovers, earthmoving, placing crushed stone and installation of cable barriers and railings. The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph.

In Martinsville

Work to remove the paved crossover in the I-69 median south of Martinsville has closed the left, inside lanes this week near the Indian Creek bridge. Crews will close single lanes of I-69 as needed to complete finishing touches including the final layer of asphalt pavement, permanent striping, signage, railings, grass plantings, drainage work and the painting of noise barriers and retaining walls.

Crews expect to begin work in mid-March on two roundabouts in Martinsville:

  • S.R. 39/Morton Avenue at Rogers Road and the I-69 southbound on-ramp
  • S.R. 252 at Cramertown Loop, just east of the new I-69

I-465 in Marion County

The S. Madison Avenue bridge over I-465 is now closed and the detour follows Thompson Road, Keystone Avenue and Hanna Avenue. INDOT reminds detoured drivers to slow down and watch for  students near the University of Indianapolis campus. Hanna Avenue has a 25-mph speed limit with multiple crosswalks.

A variety of activities are occurring along I-465 on the southwest side of Indianapolis between I-70 and I-65. In addition to replacement of the Madison Avenue and Mooresville Road Bypass overpasses, crews are installing temporary concrete barriers and patching winter potholes.

Nighttime I-465 traffic should seek alternate routes and expect delays during demolition of the Madison Avenue bridge. I-465 traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction with 20-minute stops between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.

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About I-69 Finish Line
I-69 Finish Line is the sixth and final section of the Interstate 69 connection between Evansville and Indianapolis. The project will upgrade the existing S.R. 37 to interstate standards between Martinsville and Indianapolis.

Governor Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Connections program fully funded the project and accelerated construction by three years. I-69 Finish Line is expected to open to traffic in late 2024, improving safety and reducing travel time.

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About the Indiana Hands-Free Law
On July 1, 2020, Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed the Indiana Hands-Free Law to reduce distracted driving across the state. Since then, drivers have been prohibited from holding a mobile device while their vehicles are in motion. With help from the Indiana State Police and other law enforcement agencies, over 5,400 citations and more than 10,500 warnings have been issued. For more information on Indiana’s Hands-Free Law, visit www.HandsFreeIndiana.com.

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