MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (Nov. 1, 2019) — Drivers should slow down, stay alert and avoid distractions as traffic adjusts to lane shifts on State Road 37 beginning tomorrow, Nov. 2.
Contractors will be removing a large pipe under S.R. 37 in the overpass construction zone near Martinsville High School and Grand Valley Boulevard businesses. The lane shifts are expected to occur over about one week.
S.R. 37 will remain restricted to two lanes, one in each direction, with a 45 mph speed limit.
S.R. 37 traffic accessing the Martinsville Walmart and nearby businesses along Grand Valley Boulevard should exit at S.R. 252 or Mahalasville Road. From the north, an improved Cramertown Loop connects the businesses with S.R. 252 just east of S.R. 37. From the south, a new road (Artesian Avenue) connects the businesses with Mahalasville Road at a stop sign near South Elementary School.
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.