SINGLE LANE CLOSURES ON 2ND STREET TO BEGIN AUG. 3

The I-69 Development Partners Team announce single lane closures on 2nd Street between Liberty Drive and Oakdale Drive to verify the horizontal and vertical locations of existing utility facilities. Lane closures will begin on Aug. 3, weather permitting, and will continue through Aug. 8.

NIGHTLY SINGLE LANE CLOSURES ON STATE ROAD 37 TO BEGIN AUGUST 5

The I-69 Development Partners Team announces overnight single lane closures on State Road 37 to mill and resurface the shoulders. Lane closures will take place on the northbound and southbound right lanes and southbound left lane on S.R. 37 from Vernal Pike to Chambers Pike. At least one lane will remain open in each direction. Work will begin on August 5, weather permitting, and will continue through Aug. 15.  Work will be completed nightly between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

NIGHTLY SINGLE LANE CLOSURES ON STATE ROAD 37 TO BEGIN JULY 23

The I-69 Development Partners Team announces overnight single lane closures of both the northbound and southbound passing lanes on State Road 37 from the intersection of Vernal Pike at SR 37 to the intersection of SR 46. Overnight lane closures on SR 37 will be required to set temporary concrete barrier wall.  Work will begin on July 23 weather permitting and will continue through July 25.  It is anticipated that the setting of the barrier wall will be completed in two nights between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning.

BRIEF OVERNIGHT ROAD CLOSURES ON STATE ROAD 37 AT ROCKPORT ROAD

The I-69 Development Partners Team announces intermittent overnight road closures on State Road 37 at Rockport Road to remove the temporary overhang walkway from the Rockport Road Overpass. Road closures on S.R. 37 will be required for a maximum of 20 minutes at a time. Road closures will be on July 17, weather permitting, and will be completed no later than July 18.

ACCESS CLOSURE ON BRYANTS CREEK AND TURKEY TRACK ROADS AND COOKSEY LANE

The I-69 Development Partners Team announces the permanent closures of Bryants Creek and Turkey Track roads and Cooksey Lane. Access to and from S.R. 37 at Bryants Creek and Turkey Track roads (opposite of Cooksey Lane) and Cooksey Lane will be permanently closed in mid-August. Alternate access to S.R. 37 for Turkey Track Road will be at Paragon Road.

SINGLE LANE CLOSURES TO IDENTIFY UTILITIES

The I-69 Development Partners Team announces single lane closures to verify the horizontal and vertical location of existing utility facilities. Lane closures, with a presence of a flagger, will take place on Crescent Road from Marquis Drive to 17th Street, on Tapp Road from Danlyn Road to Deborah Drive, on Hickory Heights Trailer Park, on Fullerton Pike from Sharon Drive to Rockport Road and on Medical Park Road from That Road to Fullerton Pike. Work will begin on July 6, weather permitting, and will continue through July 10.

POSTPONEMENT OF ROAD CLOSURE ON VERNAL PIKE

The I-69 Development Partners Team announces the postponement of Vernal Pike road closure. Vernal Pike west of State Road 37 is scheduled be closed from Woodyard Road to Industrial Drive.  During construction, traffic will be detoured via Curry Pike, S.R. 46 and S.R. 37 during construction and open to local traffic only.  The existing traffic signal and access to Industrial Drive will remain open until the Vernal Pike roadway and overpass is complete and open to traffic. Access to Packing House Road will be via Vernal Pike to the west during Phase 1 construction and via S.R. 37 and Industrial Drive during Phase 2 construction.

The closure of Vernal Pike will begin on or after July 20 and will remain closed through late December.

POSTPONEMENT OF ROAD CLOSURE ON KINSER PIKE

The I-69 Development Partners Team announces the postponement of the Kinser Pike road closing. The closure of Kinser Pike will begin on or after July 20 and will remain closed through late December. Kinser Pike east of State Road 37 will be closed from S.R. 37 to Bayles Road.  Traffic will be detoured via Acuff Road and S.R. 37 during construction and open to local traffic only.

ACCESS CLOSURE ON WHITEHALL CROSSING DRIVE

The I-69 Development Partners Team announces the closure of the Whitehall Crossing Drive access to and from State Road 37. Access via Whitehall Crossing Drive will be permanently closed on or after August 1, however, access into the Whitehall Crossing Shopping Center from Third Street and Curry Pike will remain open.

Section 5 Construction Updates

Construction of I-69 continues throughout the Section 5 project area and motorists should be aware of potential delays and reduced speed limits. Current construction work includes:

That Road—realigning a section of That Road to Rockport Rd just east of I-69. Completion expected during summer 2015

Rockport Road—constructing an overpass over I-69 and approaches. Completion expected by summer 2015.

Added Travel lanes—reconstructing the SR 37 mainline median (between That Road and SR 46) to add another travel lane in both directions along with new concrete median barrier. Completion expected by late summer 2015.

Pavement Patching—repairing existing pavement between Bean Blossom Creek area to the northern end of the project. Completion expected by late Spring 2015.

Fullerton Pike—constructing a new interchange with roundabout intersections.Anticipated to begin in late spring 2015 and completion by the end of 2015.

Sound Walls—construction two new sound walls along the northbound side of SR 37 starting in mid-summer 2015 and completed by the end of 2015.

Vernal Pike—Constructing the center bridge pier, then a new bridge over I-69 and realigning a section of this road. This work is anticipated to begin in early spring 2015 and be completed by early 2016.

Kinser Pike—constructing a new bridge over I-69 and realigning a section of this road. This work is anticipated to begin in late summer 2015 and be completed by the end of 2015.

Sample Road—constructing a new interchange with roundabout intersections. This work is anticipated to begin in fall 2015 and be completed in late spring of 2016.

Mainline improvements and access roads—reconstructing the SR 37 mainline to interstate standards as well as constructing access roads from just north of Sample Road to the northern end of the project. This work is anticipated to begin in late spring of 2015 and be completed by mid-2016.

Additonal project information can be found on the I-69 Development Partners’ Website: http://www.i69section5.org/