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[INDOT - East Central] Operation Indy Commute: I-69 New Lanes Open
Start Date: 6/16/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/16/2014
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Operation Indy Commute: I-69 New Lanes Open

Overnight Restrictions This Week as Crews Finish Work

 

FISHERS – All new lanes added to Interstate 69 as part of the Operation Indy Commute project between I-465 and 116th Street are now open to traffic. Over the weekend, crews opened new southbound lanes connecting between interchange ramps at 116th, 96th and 82nd streets. While the new lanes are now open to traffic, contractors will still be working in the area finishing minor items.

 

Crews will install signs, perform quality control tests on pavement smoothness and install reflective pavement markers on I-69 between I-465 and State Road 37 this week. The work is scheduled to begin each night at 8 p.m. and end by 6 a.m. Motorists should expect alternating lane restrictions at various locations in both directions on I-69. Weather permitting, this work is expected to be complete by the end of the week.

 

The pavement markers are a safety device used on roads to enhance visibility and delineation by reflecting an automobile’s headlights. Markers are embedded into the pavement and have a smooth housing that minimizes contact with snow plow blades. The color of the reflectors typically matches the yellow and white painted stripes on the roadway. Blue reflectors are also commonly used to identify locations of fire hydrants.

 

Drivers are advised to be cautious and practice safe habits, especially in highway work zones. Always follow speed limits, maintain safe distances from other vehicles and avoid all distractions—including cell phones.

 

Last year, Rieth-Riley Construction built a new southbound travel lane between 116th Street and I-465 to add capacity and improve traffic flow. The contractor also built northbound auxiliary lanes connecting interchange ramps at 82nd, 96th and 116th streets. The auxiliary lanes are intended to improve traffic flow and strategically alleviate recurring commuting bottlenecks by allowing traffic traveling from one interchange ramp to the next to avoid unnecessarily merging with mainline interstate traffic.

 

A separate contract with Milestone Contractors built capacity and configuration improvements to the I-69 Exit 205 interchange at State Road 37 and 116th Street that are now open to traffic. Another Operation Indy Commute project is currently underway at the south side I-465 and I-65 interchange, and improvements are expected to be complete before the end of this year. For more information about Operation Indy Commute, visit www.IndyCommute.indot.in.gov.

 

Motorists, businesses and residents are encouraged to subscribe to INDOT email updates for all of Hamilton County and Marion County. Updates will also be provided on the Indiana Department of Transportation: East Central Facebook page and on Twitter @INDOT_ECentral.

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