Lane Closures to verify the location of existing utility facilities along State Road 37 in Bloomington to begin on Mar. 10

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (Mar. 4, 2015) – The I-69 Development Partners Team announces overnight single lane closures on State Road 37 at the CSX railroad overpass approximately 3500 feet north of State Road 48/3rd Street. These lane closures are required to verify the location of existing utility facilities. Overnight lane closures will begin on Mar. 10, weather permitting, and will continue through Mar 12.

It is anticipated that the outside lanes for both northbound and southbound will be closed on Mar. 10 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning and the inside lanes in both directions will be closed on Mar. 11 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Mar. 12.

Construction and traffic contacts

Questions or concerns about the following should be reported to the respective contact:

  • Roadway access:  John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275
  • Media and general project inquiries: Tony Carpenter, Public Information Coordinator, 812.339-6447, or i69section5pi@i69section5.org
I-69 SECTION 5 ANNOUNCES NIGHTLY LANE CLOSURES ON STATE ROAD 37 RE-SCHEDULED TO BEGIN MAR 10 DUE TO WEATHER.
Lane Closures to verify the location of existing utility facilities along State Road 37 in Bloomington to begin on Mar. 10
BLOOMINGTON, IND. (Mar. 4, 2015) – The I-69 Development Partners Team
announces overnight single lane closures on State Road 37 at the CSX railroad overpass approximately 3500 feet north of State Road 48/3rd Street. These lane closures are
required to verify the location of existing utility facilities.
Overnight lane closures will begin on Mar. 10, weather permitting, and will continue through Mar 12.
It is anticipated that the outside lanes for both northbound and southbound will be closed on Mar. 10 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning and the inside lanes in both directions will be closed on Mar. 11 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Mar. 12.
Construction and traffic contacts
Questions or concerns about the following should be reported to the respective contact:
Roadway access:  John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275
Media and general project inquiries: Tony Carpenter, Public Information Coordinator, 812.339-6447, or i69section5pi@i69section5.or

I-69 SECTION 5 ANNOUNCES lane Closures on Fullerton Pike TO begin FEB. 16

Lane Closures to relocate Duke Energy facilities along Fullerton Pike in Bloomington to begin on Feb. 16 Extended

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (Feb. 26, 2015) – The I-69 Development Partners Team announces intermittent single lane closures with flagger protection on Fullerton Pike from Sharon Dr. to Rockport Rd.

Intermittent single lane closures on Fullerton Pike will be required to relocate existing utility facilities.  Lane closures will begin on Feb. 16, weather permitting, and will continue through Mar. 27.

Construction and traffic contacts

Questions or concerns about the following should be reported to the respective contact:

  • Roadway access:  John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275
  • Media and general project inquiries: Tony Carpenter, Public Information Coordinator, 812.361.8275, or i69section5pi@i69section5.org

Lane Closures to relocate Duke Energy facilities along Tapp Road in Bloomington to begin on Feb. 19 Extended

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (Feb. 26, 2015) – The I-69 Development Partners Team announces intermittent single lane closures with flagger protection on Tapp Rd. from Danlyn Rd. to Deborah Dr.

Intermittent single lane closures on Tapp Rd. will be required to relocate existing utility facilities.  Lane closures will begin on Feb. 19, weather permitting, and will continue through Apr. 17.

Construction and traffic contacts

Questions or concerns about the following should be reported to the respective contact:

  • Roadway access:  John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275
  • Media and general project inquiries: Tony Carpenter, Public Information Coordinator, 812.361.8275, or i69section5pi@i69section5.org

The I-69 Development Partners Team announces overnight single lane closures on State Road 37 at the CSX railroad overpass approximately 3500 feet north of State Road 48/3rd Street. These lane closures are required to verify the location of existing utility facilities.

Overnight single lane closures will begin on Mar. 3, weather permitting, and will continue through Mar 5.It is anticipated that the outside lanes for both northbound and southbound will be closed on Mar. 3 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning and the inside lanes in both directions will be closed on Mar. 4 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Mar. 5.

Section 6 Public Meetings Scheduled

The first Section 6 Tier 2 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) meeting will take place on Monday, February 23, 2015 at Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Rd. in Greenwood. The second meeting will occur on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Martinsville High School, 1360 E. Gray St. in Martinsville. Doors will open for both meetings at 5:30 p.m. with an open house session, followed by a formal presentation and public comment session in the high-school auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

The meetings will provide information about the scope of the second phase (Tier 2) of a two-part environmental-impact study that began in 1999 to determine a selected route for I-69 Section 6. The second phase, required by federal law, will study the route aligned with State Road 37, which was selected in 2004 during the first phase (Tier 1) of the environmental study. Due to the potential for significant impacts or changed conditions since 2004, this second phase may study a range of different routes.

The public may submit comments in advance of the meeting. Those comments can be submitted using the comment form at www.in.gov/indot projects/i69/2463.htm, or by contacting I-69 Section 6 directly at 317-881-6408 or section6pm@indot.in.gov.

Special accommodations will be made for individuals needing auxiliary aids or services of interpreters, signers, readers, or large print. Anyone with such needs should contact Rickie Clark, INDOT’s office of public involvement, at 317-232-6601, or rclark@indot.in.gov.

Surveying begins along S.R. 37

Property owners and motorists may see a variety of environmental field work beginning in the coming weeks along S.R. 37 between Martinsville and Indianapolis as part of the second phase of the environmental-impact study. Letters will be mailed to impacted property owners before the field work begins. Landowners are welcome to request photo identification showing the I-69 logo before surveyors enter private property.

About I-69

The new Interstate 69 between Evansville and Indianapolis is a key component to the future economic vitality of southwestern Indiana, and will connect an entire region with improved access to jobs, education and healthcare. The 142-mile I-69 corridor is divided into six sections. The first three sections opened for business in November 2012, saving motorists more than 30 minutes of travel time between Evansville and Crane. I-69 Section 4 between Crane and Bloomington is expected to open to traffic by the end of this year. I-69 Development Partners is rehabilitating and upgrading the existing State Road 37 between Bloomington and Martinsville into I-69 Section 5. For more information about the I-69 Evansville to Indianapolis project, visit www.i69indyevn.org

Lane Closures to verify the location of existing utility facilities along State Road 37 in Bloomington to begin on Feb. 16

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (Feb. 10, 2015) – The I-69 Development Partners Team announces overnight single lane closures on State Road 37 at the CSX railroad overpass approximately 3500 feet north of State Road 48/3rd Street. These lane closures are required to verify the location of existing utility facilities.

Overnight single lane closures will begin on Feb. 16, weather permitting, and will continue through Feb. 18.  It is anticipated that the outside lanes for both northbound and southbound will be closed on Feb. 16 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning and the inside lanes in both directions will be closed on Feb. 17 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Feb. 18.

Greenwood Chamber Supports I-69 Following SR 37

The Greater Greenwood Chamber endorses the State Road 37 corridor from Martinsville north to Interstate 465 in Indianapolis as the Chamber’s preferred route for section six of the Southwest Indiana Interstate 69 expansion project. This SR 37 corridor is the same route INDOT originally recommended in December 2003, and the same route the Federal Highway Administration approved in March 2004.

Indiana is positioned within a day’s truck drive to 75% of the US and Canadian population.  We understand, and have already seen the effects of, interstate connectivity as an important economic driver to both our state and local economies.  It is a widely accepted economic development principle that interstates drive new investment and new jobs.

We believe the I-69 expansion is a unique infrastructure opportunity that will translate into new economic investment and new jobs for the Johnson and Southern Marion County economies; investment and jobs that we would not otherwise be afforded.

Furthermore, we also note:

Experts at INDOT already spent considerable time and tax money studying the costs, feasibility, and other environmental impacts for alternative routes; the SR 37 corridor was INDOT’s ultimate recommendation after considering more than ten options.

  • We are aware of pent-up economic demand for the SR 37 corridor to become I-69 section six; some businesses have expressed a desire to relocate or start-up along the SR 37 corridor after I-69 is constructed.
  • The construction delay and unnecessary rehash of the final section six route is further hurting existing businesses along the SR 37 corridor that have suppressed expansion plans over the last 10 years because they were waiting for the I-69 expansion to disrupt or relocate their operations.
  • Not all business which will be disrupted oppose this corridor; we have spoken with businesses that must relocate but still support the SR 37 corridor for I-69 section six because they believe in the greater economic good for the entire community.
  • We believe the lost assessed value of property acquired for interstate construction, while an inconvenience, will be a short-term exchange for a long-term net increase in assessed property value gained from new commercial investment; this can have a positive long-term impact on local school, library, fire, and municipal taxing districts.
  • Community leaders will advise INDOT on the final corridor development plan; strategically placed underpasses and ample frontage roads can accelerate the opportunity for replacement plus new commercial investment (and thus assessed property value), as well as alleviate concern for connectivity between existing roads.
  • The following economic development organizations and civic leaders also endorse the SR 37 corridor as their preferred route for the section six I-69 expansion:  Franklin Chamber of Commerce, Johnson County Development Corporation, Mayor of Greenwood, Mayor of Franklin, Town of Bargersville, Johnson County Commissioners, and Johnson County Council.

Related: Remove Prohibitive Legislation

The SR 37 corridor connects with I-465 in Perry Township, Marion County.  We therefore support Representative John Price’s bill (HB 1036) to remove the requirement that the general assembly enact a statute authorizing the construction of I-69 in Perry Township (Marion County) before I-69 may be constructed in Perry Township.

Roads and highways vital to sustaining international commerce and Indiana’s economy should be designed and planned by trained transportation experts, not politicians.

For more information contact Christian Maslowski, Greater Greenwood Chamber president/CEO, at 317.888.4856 or Christian@GreenwoodChamber.com.

HB 1036 Addresses Interstate in Perry Township

The Indiana General Assembly may soon have the opportunity to change legislation requiring the General Assembly to authorize construction of I-69 in Perry Township. HB 1036, filed by Rep. John Price, removes this provision from the current statute. Rep. Price, who represents portions of Johnson County, believes that all options for Section 6 of Interstate 69 should be given equal consideration as routes are studied for the final leg of I-69 between Martinsville and Indianapolis.

In October 2014, INDOT announced its intentions to begin the Tier 2 environmental study on Section 6, with additional route options included in the study. The proposed routes in the study are not yet known to the public, but will be presented in the coming months. The Tier 2 study is expected to take 24-30 months for completion.

Weekend Lane Closures to perform tree clearing operations along State Road 37 in Bloomington to begin on Jan. 10
BLOOMINGTON, IND. (Dec. 23, 2014) – The I-69 Development Partners Team
announce weekend single lane closures on State Road 37 between Rockport Road and Sample Road.
Lane closures on SR 37 will be required to complete tree clearing operations. Weekend closures will begin on or after Jan. 10, weather permitting and will continue for six consecutive weekends through Feb. 15, 2015.
In addition to the weekend closures along SR 37, there will be lane restrictions with flaggers along the side streets throughout the specified SR 37 limits.
Construction and traffic contacts
Questions or concerns about the following should be reported to the respective contact:
Roadway access:  John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275
Media and general project inquiries: Tony Carpenter, Public Information Coordinator, 812.361.8275, or i69section5pi@i69section5.org

Weekend Lane Closures to perform tree clearing operations along State Road 37 in Bloomington to begin on Jan. 10

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (Dec. 23, 2014) – The I-69 Development Partners Team announce weekend single lane closures on State Road 37 between Rockport Road and Sample Road. Lane closures on SR 37 will be required to complete tree clearing operations. Weekend closures will begin on or after Jan. 10, weather permitting and will continue for six consecutive weekends through Feb. 15, 2015.

In addition to the weekend closures along SR 37, there will be lane restrictions with flaggers along the side streets throughout the specified SR 37 limits.

Construction and traffic contacts

Questions or concerns about the following should be reported to the respective contact:

Roadway access:  John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275

Lane Closures to install project identification signsalongState Road 45 and State Road 48 in Bloomington to begin on Dec. 27

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (Dec.23, 2014) – The I-69 Development Partners Team

announce single laneclosures onState Road 45 from 1500 feet west of State Road 37 to 1500 feet east of SR 37 and on State Road 48from 900 feet west of SR 37 to 900 feet east of SR 37.

Lane closures on SR45 and SR 48 will be required to install project identification signs. Closureswill beginon or after Dec.27, weather permitting, and will continuethrough Jan. 2, 2015.

Construction and traffic contacts

Questions or concerns about the following should be reported to the respective contact:

Roadway access:  John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275