NEWS & EVENTS

On Track Update: October 19, 2020

Changing traffic patterns are expected in downtown Martinsville in the next couple of weeks. The I-69 Finish Line Project Team has been working closely with the City of Martinsville to accommodate the restriping work needed downtown to safely move more traffic during next year’s temporary closure of State Road 37 in Martinsville. The city’s ongoing water main improvement project provides a perfect opportunity for coordination.

On Track Update: October 12, 2020

The I-69 Finish Line Project Team wants to shine the spotlight this week on a longtime Martinsville teacher and volunteer who has dedicated her life to helping others. Ruth Rusie will celebrate her 102nd birthday on Tuesday. After retiring from the MSD of Martinsville, Rusie continued to promote and champion literacy outside of the classroom along with a host of other volunteer efforts.

On Track Update: October 5, 2020

Crews have been paving the way to major progress on State Road 39. The widening work that has been underway since spring is winding to a close. Expect crews to complete their work along S.R. 39 and Morton Avenue in the next couple of weeks. Pavement widening is complete and crews will soon finish final surfacing and permanent striping.

On Track Update: September 28, 2020

Progress on I-69 is visible throughout Martinsville and Morgan County, but motorists will see the progress move north next year. Construction will be underway throughout the I-69 corridor in Marion, Johnson and northern Morgan counties starting in early 2021 and continuing through late 2024.

On Track Update: September 21, 2020

Progress on I-69 Finish Line will mean some daytime intermittent traffic stoppages on State Road 37 this week. Drivers should plan extra travel time, expect possible delays and slow down in the area. Traffic will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time as large concrete beams are delivered for two bridges under construction.

On Track Update: September 14, 2020

Watch for changes on State Road 37 this week as I-69 Finish Line crews continue preparations for a big traffic shift next year. You’ll see construction barrels stretching from Martinsville north to S.R. 144. Drivers need to stay alert, slow down and be prepared for lane closures. Police are enforcing a reduced speed limit of 45 MPH for the safety of both motorists and highway workers.

On Track Update: September 8, 2020

Progress on access road and bridge construction along State Road 37 north of Martinsville means that drivers should watch for changing traffic patterns in the coming days. New access roads are also starting to come online. The realigned Twin Branch Road is opening in phases to provide property access north of S.R. 44. A new access road connecting Country Club Road to Morgan Road and Myra Lane could open as early as next week.

On Track Update: August 31, 2020

Morgan County drivers will be among the first in the state to benefit from a new warning system proven to reduce severe crashes. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is installing its first Intersection Conflict Warning System (ICWS) in Morgan County at State Road 144 and Neitzel/Pennington Road. Installation is scheduled to start today.

On Track Update: August 24, 2020

Road and bridge construction is very evident with signs of I-69 Finish Line progress throughout Martinsville and Morgan County, but it’s important to remember utility work and relocations are also continuing. Much of that progress is happening below ground and isn’t nearly as visible as other construction milestones happening along the corridor. Utility relocations are clearing the way for progress.

On Track Update: August 17, 2020

The journey to the I-69 Finish Line started in Martinsville last year with the corridor transforming before our eyes. Beams were set last week on another new bridge being built over S.R. 37. There are ten beams that will support the deck of the bridge. Each of the beams is 140 feet long, longer than any other beams used on I-69 Finish Line.

On Track Update: August 10, 2020

Even though some students aren’t returning to classrooms yet, the new school year is beginning. As more students return to the classroom, it’s important to remember to slow down and watch for stopped school buses picking up and dropping off students. The Indiana Department of Transportation is sharing these helpful reminders from Indiana State Police on when to stop for a school bus.

On Track Update: August 3, 2020

Beam me up! Crews are erecting new bridges near Egbert Road, Henderson Ford Road, Perry Road and Waverly Road to provide local connections when I-69 opens in northeast Morgan County. Much of the work so far has been building up the bridges high enough to pass over the highway. Crews start by driving steel piling deep into bedrock to provide a solid footing.

On Track Update: July 27, 2020

If a picture is worth a thousand words, you have a new opportunity to learn a lot about I-69 Finish Line. The I-69 Finish Line website includes a new and improved photo and video page. It makes it easy to find photos, track progress and watch this important project move toward the finish line.

On Track Update: July 20, 2020

With I-69 Finish Line crews focusing their attention on Martinsville this year, city officials are looking ahead to what the completed project will mean to the area. “I think it’s going to bring a lot of opportunities to Martinsville,” said Mayor Kenny Costin. I-69 Finish Line will upgrade the existing State Road 37 to interstate standards from Martinsville to Indianapolis.

On Track Update: July 13, 2020

Construction is an ongoing reality for the State Road 37 corridor to complete the I-69 connection between Evansville and Indianapolis. Ensuring safe navigation during construction is a top priority for the Indiana Department of Transportation.

On Track Update: July 6, 2020

Another long-term road closure is beginning in Martinsville to rebuild and realign Mahalasville Road in preparation for major I-69 interchange construction next year. Mahalasville Road south of State Road 37 is closing to through traffic today. The closure is expected to continue through fall.

On Track Update: June 29, 2020

If you’re driving in Indiana, you shouldn’t be holding a phone or any other mobile device. Putting the phone down will not only keep you and other drivers safer, but it’s the law starting this Wednesday. The new law, which takes effect July 1, prohibits drivers from holding mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, while driving.

On Track Update: June 22, 2020

I-69 Finish Line is an important final piece that will complete the new Interstate 69 connection between Evansville and Indianapolis. It begins in Martinsville, where crews have been out in force, and construction will continue to move north to Indianapolis. Work will be underway corridor-wide early next year. This construction overview map provides a summary of the five contracts the project has been divided into and a timeline.

On Track Update: June 15, 2020

IT’S OPEN! The first cars have driven across the new Grand Valley Boulevard overpass and the first pedestrians have tried out the new sidewalks. The new overpass opened this morning. It connects Martinsville High School and neighborhoods west of State Road 37 with businesses east of the highway.

On Track Update: June 8, 2020

Opening soon! The Grand Valley Boulevard overpass is expected to open to traffic in the next week or two. The overpass will provide a new east-west connection for both drivers and pedestrians. The Grand Valley overpass connects Martinsville High School and neighborhoods west of State Road 37 with restaurants, shops and other businesses east of the highway.

On Track Update: June 1, 2020

The I-69 Finish Line project will have a unique look in Martinsville, and it’s been a group effort. Area residents on the Martinsville Aesthetics Task Force, city officials and the public weighed in on monuments that will serve as gateways for the city of Martinsville at the State Road 39 and S.R. 44 interchanges.

Progress Guide: May 26, 2020

Our essential crews have been hard at work. Drivers will notice the significant progress made on I-69 Finish Line and several traffic changes. I-69 Finish Line construction has moved into Morgan County north of Martinsville. This Progress Guide includes an overview of work and key traffic information

On Track Update: May 26, 2020

Drivers will encounter a couple of significant traffic changes in Martinsville over the next week or two. Traffic will be shifting on southbound State Road 37 near State Road 39 to allow crews to construct a crossover in the area, laying the temporary pavement needed to allow traffic to cross the grassy median.

On Track Update: May 18, 2020

Drivers returning to the road have likely noticed that I-69 Finish Line construction has moved into Morgan County north of Martinsville. Much of the construction activity is at State Road 37 near Egbert Road, Perry Road and Waverly Road where new overpasses are being built and at Henderson Ford Road where a new interchange is being constructed.

On Track Update: May 11, 2020

As Indiana begins to reopen and more drivers return to the road, they will notice the significant progress made on I-69 Finish Line since the stay-at-home order was issued in March. Drivers should be prepared for changes to their commute.

On Track Update: May 4, 2020

Be prepared to see a lot of activity on State Road 39 this week, from S.R. 37 to S.R. 67.  Crews are making improvements to S.R. 39 in advance of next year’s temporary closure of S.R. 37. A five-mile section of S.R. 37 in Martinsville will close for most of 2021.

On Track Update: April 27, 2020

Drivers should expect flaggers and changing traffic patterns at the State Road 39 and Morton Avenue intersection this week. Traffic will be shifted to allow crews to remove the median island and repave the area. The work is expected to begin on or after Monday, April 27 and take three to four days to complete.

On Track Update: April 20, 2020

There will soon be a safe way for students and residents to cross State Road 37 near Martinsville High School. The Grand Valley Boulevard overpass is an improved east-west connection for both vehicles and pedestrians. The overpass will connect neighborhoods on the west with restaurants, shops and other businesses on the [...]

On Track Update: April 13, 2020

Be prepared for a big traffic change this week. Waverly Road access to and from State Road 37 is permanently closing. The closure is scheduled to happen on or after Tuesday, April 14 to make room for a new overpass. Waverly Road will reopen this fall as an overpass crossing the [...]

Waverly Road access to S.R. 37 closes next week

Waverly Road access to and from State Road 37 will permanently close on or after Tuesday, April 14. The official detour for local traffic will follow Big Bend Road and Old S.R. 37.  The full closure will allow crews to begin earthwork on the approaches to the new Waverly Road overpass. […]

On Track Update: April 6, 2020

Racing fans know – a pit pass gets you closest to the action! It’s your pass to roam pit road and see what’s happening on and off the track. With construction gearing up on I-69 Finish Line, the sixth and final section of the new I-69 connection between Evansville and Indianapolis, [...]

On Track Update – March 30, 2020

We hit a milestone moment last week as temperatures warmed enough to pour the concrete deck for the new Grand Valley Boulevard overpass! What was an intersection with a traffic light will provide a new east-west connection for drivers and pedestrians. It connects Martinsville High School and neighborhoods west of SR [...]

I-69 Finish Line Project Office temporarily closed

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (March 18, 2020) — The I-69 Finish Line Project Office at 7851 Waverly Rd. near Waverly is temporarily closed to the public as an added precaution with current health concerns about the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. The public may continue to interact with the project team by calling 855-INDOT-4U (1-855-463-6848), emailing [email protected], or completing the web form at INDOT4U.com.

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