I-69 Section 5 construction update for week of February 26

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (February 24, 2018) – There is a significant amount of work scheduled throughout the I-69 Section 5 construction zone for the week of February 26.

Of particular note, the traffic switch in the northern section scheduled for Monday, February 26 has been pushed to Saturday, March 3 because of weather delays.  Preparations for the switch will begin mid-week, and weather permitting the new traffic configuration will be in place early Saturday morning.

Elsewhere in the construction zone:

  • The right lanes of both northbound and southbound SR 37 at Tapp Road will be closed daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday for bridge and median work.
  • Work continues on the 2nd Street Bridge with no changes in traffic configuration. On the bridge deck traffic is reduced to one lane eastbound and one lane westbound. Motorists can expect delays, especially during morning and evening rush hours.
  • At the 3rd Street Bridge, the eastbound right lane will be closed daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the entire week for pavement removal.  On Monday between 1 and 2 p.m. at the intersection of 3rd Street and Gates Drive, law enforcement will assist with traffic flagging operations to allow Duke Energy to change power connections at the intersection.
  • At Vernal Pike, traffic will be flagged daily between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for work on drainage inlets and to allow for the pouring of concrete flow lines.
  • Work continues at the interchange of SR 37 and SR 46.  The right lane of westbound SR 46 will be closed daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for pipe installation.  During the same time, there will be no access to northbound SR 37 from eastbound SR 46 to allow for basin excavation and other ramp work. These daily restrictions will be in place all week.
  • At Sample Road, both north and southbound SR 37 will be impacted for bridge work. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, the right lane of northbound SR 37 and the left lane of southbound SR 37 will close to prepare for setting bridge beams.  From 9 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday, law enforcement will assist with intermittent 20-minute traffic stoppages so the beams can be safely placed.
  • The right lane of northbound SR 37 from Bryant’s Creek to Paragon Road will be closed for right of way clearing and drainage improvements.
  • The right lane of southbound SR 37 at Chambers Pike will remain closed to allow for work on the overpass.
  • On Monday, the right lane of southbound SR 37 from Little Indian Creek to Jordan Creek will be closed for bridge deck sealing.  On Tuesday, the left lane of the same stretch will be closed for bridge deck sealing and the removal of temporary barrier wall.

As the volume of construction activity increases, motorists are urged to reduce their speed, pay attention to changing traffic conditions, and drive with no distractions.  All construction activity is weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change.

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