The Indiana Department of Transportation says it will open additional travel lanes on Interstate 69 this week between State Road 37 and State Road 38.
Crews plan to open to three lanes in each direction on the heavily traveled stretch of I-69 northeast of Indianapolis by Friday morning.
A $92 million project added a third lane in each direction to the median, repaired and resurfaced existing pavement, and rehabilitated bridges and drainage structures on 15 miles of I-69 in Hamilton and Madison counties. The project also widened and reconfigured the Campus Parkway interchange into a double-crossover diamond configuration, which was opened to traffic this summer.
Construction of an additional auxiliary lane between the 116th Street entrance ramp to I-69 South and the I-69 South ramp to 106th Street will continue through next spring.
INDOT says I-69 South will be temporarily reduced to two lanes to allow space for the State Road 37 and 116th Street entrance ramps to safely merge while construction continues on the southbound auxiliary lane between the 116th Street and 106th Street ramps.
Crews plan to close lanes on I-69 South and State Road 37 South beginning after 9 a.m. Friday to modify pavement markings in the area to establish this winter traffic pattern.
More Work On The Way
INDOT is planning a separate project that will continue adding a third lane in each direction to the median of I-69 between State Road 38 and State Road 109 (Scatterfield Road).
That project will also include work to preserve, rehabilitate or replace existing pavement, bridges and drainage structures along 14-miles of I-69 from State Road 38 to State Road 67.
INDOT says it anticipates awarding a contract for the project in the spring. Construction is expected to begin in 2018 and last through at least 2019.