NewsPublic Affairs / November 8, 2018

Is I-69 Section 5, Between Martinsville And Bloomington, Really Complete?

Is I-69 Section 5, Between Martinsville And Bloomington, Really Complete?

INDOT says temporary lane restrictions will likely continue over the next several weeks along I-69 between Martinsville and Bloomington.

Lindsey Wright, WFIU/WTIU News

The Indiana Department of Transportation says I-69 section 5 from Bloomington to Martinsville is “substantially complete.” But as of Wednesday, the stretch of Interstate still has several lane restrictions and requires drivers to follow work zone speed limits.

INDOT Strategic Communications Director Scott Manning says parts of the lane restrictions should be lifted Thursday.

"We define substantial completion as the key elements of a roadway being complete and open to traffic with minimal disruptions  to traffic, minimal lane restrictions," Manning says.

Temporary lane restrictions will likely continue over the next several weeks.

Manning says work on the interstate now consists of cleanup work and final touches.

"There will be times when all lanes will be open throughout the corridor, and that will generally be the case the majority of the time now that we’re at substantial completion," Manning says.

Permanent speed limit signs are in place and uncovered, but Manning says flashing work zone speed limit signs will indicate when drivers need to slow down.

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