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.
The biggest traffic impact is expected Wednesday and Thursday south of S.R. 39 in Martinsville. Structural beams will be installed for a new bridge for the future southbound I-69 lanes. Tandem trucks will deliver the beams and a large crane will lift each beam into place over Indian Creek. This process will close both directions of S.R. 37 for up to 20 minutes at a time before traffic is cleared. Multiple closures are expected.
Bridge beams are also scheduled to be delivered today through Wednesday to New Harmony Road north of Martinsville. Due to their size and destination, the beams must be backed through the New Harmony Road intersection, requiring both directions of S.R. 37 traffic to stop briefly.
Watch for additional work on S.R. 37. Crews are deploying signs and orange barrels along S.R. 37 from Morgan Street to S.R. 144. Crews are paving and resurfacing in the S.R. 37 median and northbound shoulder. The work will begin as soon as this week and result in a single lane closure on northbound S.R. 37 that could extend for up to four miles. Closures will happen outside of morning rush hour.
Because of the increased construction activity and changing traffic conditions, police are enforcing a reduced speed limit of 45 MPH for the safety of both motorists and highway workers.
The many improvements being made this year will provide local access in Morgan County both during and after mainline I-69 construction, which starts next year. Watch this short video to learn more.
- A single lane closure on S.R. 37 near Egbert Road is expected to begin early Wednesday as crews pour concrete for the new bridge deck.
- Residents along Willowbrook Drive have a newly paved connection to Egbert Road. Temporary access between S.R. 37 and Egbert Road is being maintained for local traffic only with Henderson Ford Road serving as the alternate route. Click here to view a map of the area.
- Watch for flaggers on Burton Lane this week near Indy’s Family Restaurant. Work is ongoing to improve and extend Southview Drive along S.R. 37.
- Another new section of Twin Branch Road is expected to open in the coming week as construction continues north of S.R. 44.
- Flaggers are directing traffic on Robert Curry Drive in Martinsville while sewer connections are completed.
- I-69 Finish Line is upgrading S.R. 37 to interstate standards from Martinsville to Indianapolis. Watch this short video to learn more about the transformational project, including ways to stay informed.
- he removal of concrete barriers from S.R. 39 and Morton Avenue in Martinsville is expected to begin late this week. They will be replaced with orange barrels, which can be moved more easily when crews add the final layer of surface pavement.
- The Mahalasville Road closure expected last week will be rescheduled. Sewer line installation will take place after work on electrical lines in the area is completed.
- Access to houses along Perry Lane could change as early as next week. Instead of following the Perry Road detour, residents will use the right-in right-out intersection at S.R. 37 at Lincoln Road. Perry Road access will remain closed south of Perry Lane for road construction.
- Huggin Hollow Road north of Banta Road is expected to close at the end of September to complete the tie-in to the new alignment.
- The I-69 Finish Line project office remains closed temporarily, but our Project Team stands ready to assist. Call 855-INDOT-4U or email INDOT@indot.in.gov to connect with our team. Find the latest news, information and traffic updates at I-69FinishLine.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Reminder: The project office is closed temporarily, but you can call or email with any questions, 855-INDOT-4U and INDOT@indot.in.gov.
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.