Thank you to the public and local officials in Morgan, Johnson and Marion counties for your partnership in enhancing the aesthetics of the I-69 Finish Line project. Each county will have a unique identity as motorists travel between Martinsville and Indianapolis.
I-69 bridges in Johnson County will have a red brick pattern for the concrete bridge railings and a gray color for the structural beams.
Concrete forms with a triangle design will be used to cast retaining wall panels, and the Sanibel transitional style will be used for decorative lighting.
Colors and patterns for concrete retaining walls and bridge barriers being used in Martinsville will be continued north into Morgan County.
In addition, the I-69 interchange at Henderson Ford Road will feature Gardenia style decorative lighting.
Visual enhancements for I-69 in Marion County will include corner pilasters, dark brown structural beams, beveled concrete bridge railings, concise hex bridge piers and an ashlar stone texture for concrete retaining wall panels.
For consistency, I-465 improvements that are part of the project will continue visual elements first used the west side of Indianapolis about 10 years ago.
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 State Road 37 to interstate standards between Martinsville and Indianapolis.
Governor Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Connections program fully funded the $1.5 billion 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.