Indiana Department of Transportation

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

I-69 Section 6 Hosts Public Meetings May 18 and 19, Open House and Public- Comment Sessions Included

INDIANAPOLIS (May 6, 2015) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today it will host two public meetings in the coming weeks to share information and collect public comment on the transportation needs and route alternatives being considered in the environmental-impact study for Interstate 69 from Martinsville to Indianapolis, known formally as Section 6.

The first meeting will take place on May 18 at Center Grove North Middle School, 202 N. Morgantown Rd. in Greenwood. The second meeting will occur on May 19 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 auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

The meetings will cover two important project topics: the draft purpose and need and conceptual alternatives. The draft purpose and need describes the transportation-related needs that the project is designed to address. It establishes the basis for developing a range of reasonable alternatives in the environmental-impact study and assists in the identification and eventual selection of a preferred alternative.

The conceptual alternatives being considered for the project are based upon INDOT project-team analysis of the feedback previously collected from the public and resource agencies in February 2015.

Written comments, special accommodations

The public may submit advance comments prior to the meeting. Those comments can be submitted using the comment form at www.in.gov/indot/projects/i69/2463.htm and by contacting I-69 Section 6 directly at 317-881- 6408 or section6pm@indot.in.gov. The public can also visit the I-69 Section project office located at 7847 Waverly Road, Martinsville, IN 46151. The office will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be closed on state holidays. The deadline for public comments for this phase of the project is June 2, 2015.

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 an increasing variety of environmental field work in the coming weeks along S.R. 37 between Martinsville and Indianapolis as part of the second phase of the environmental-impact.

study. Letters were mailed to impacted property owners in February before the field work began. 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.

In fall of 2014, I-69 Section 6 resumed 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 will study a range of different routes.

For more information about the I-69 Evansville to Indianapolis project, visit www.i69indyevn.org

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MEDIA CONTACT: Will Wingfield, 317-233-4675 or wwingfield@indot.in.gov

I-69 SECTION 5 ANNOUNCES NIGHTLY SINGLE LANE CLOSURES ON STATE ROAD 37

Lane closures to perform work on existing shoulders along State Road 37 in Bloomington to begin on April 29

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (April 28, 2015) – The I-69 Development Partners Team

announces single lane closures of both the northbound and southbound driving lanes on State Road 37 from That Road to State Road 46.

Lane closures on State Road 37 will be required to perform work on the existing shoulders.  Lane closures will begin on April 29, weather permitting, and will continue nightly through May 31.

Construction and traffic contacts

Questions or concerns about roadway access should be addressed to:

John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275

Lane closure snecessary for utility pothole operations

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (April 20, 2015) – The I-69 Development Partners Team announces single lane closures in a number of locations to address existing utility facilities.

Beginning April 23, lane closures will run on Fullerton Pike from Sharon Drive to Rockport Road. Additionally, lane closures will occur on Tapp Roadrunning from Danlyn Road to Deborah Drive. More lane closures will occur along Rex Grossman Boulevard running from Cota Drive to Tapp Road, as well as closures on Yonkers Street running from Yonkers Court to Tapp Road.

Motorists are advised to watch for flagger personnel as they guide traffic while existing utility structures are being verified. Work is expected to conclude May 8, weather permitting.

Construction and traffic contacts

Questions or concerns about roadway access should be reported to:

John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275

I-69 Development Partners will host Public Open House April 29

I-69 Development Partners will host a Public Open House April 29 from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at Holiday Inn, 1710  Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404.

Road closures to set bridge beams for the Rockport Road over pass in Bloomington on April 28

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (April 24, 2015) – The I-69 Development Partners Team

announces overnight road closures on SR 37 at Rockport Road.

Road closures on SR 37 will be required for a maximum of 20 minutes at a time to set bridge beams for the Rockport Road overpass.Road closures will be on April 28 weather permitting and will be completed between the hours of 9pm and 6am on the morning of April 29.

Construction and traffic contacts

Questions or concerns about roadway access should be reported to:

John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275

Intermittent lane closures to relocate Smithville Communications facilities along Tapp Road and Rex Grossman Boulevard in Bloomington to begin on April 20

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (April 15, 2015) – The I-69 Development Partners Team announces intermittent single lane closures with flagger protection on Tapp Road from Rex Grossman Boulevard to Deborah Dr. and on Rex Grossman Boulevard from Cota Dr. to Tapp Rd.

Lane closures on Tapp Rd. and Rex Grossman Boulevard will be required to relocate existing utility facilities.

This work will begin on April 20, weather permitting, and will continue through April 24.

Construction and traffic contacts

Questions or concerns about roadway access should be reported to:

John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275

Lane closures to set temporary concrete barrier along State Road 37 in Bloomington began on April 6 and will continue through April 11

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (April 7, 2015) – The I-69 Development Partners Team

Announce overnight single lane closures of both the northbound and southbound passing lanes on State Road 37 from approximately 600 feet south of the SR 48 bridge over SR 37 to approximately 600 feet north of the SR 48 bridge over SR 37.

Lane closures on SR 37 will be required to set temporary concrete barrier wall and to install construction entrances.Lane closures began on April 6 weather permitting and will continue through April 11. This is a one-day extension. The work will be done from 9:00 pm until 6:00 am each night.

Construction and traffic contacts

Questions or concerns about roadway access should be reported to:

John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275

Lane closure to implement emergency shoulder repairs along State Road 37 in Bloomington to begin on April 13

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (April 10, 2015) – The I-69 Development Partners Team

announces the closure of the northbound driving lane on State Road 37 from Paragon Road to approximately 0.6 miles north of the Paragon Road intersection with SR 37.

This lane closure on SR 37 will be required to make emergency repairs to the outside shoulder. Lane closures will begin on April 13, weather permitting and the work is anticipated to be completed in one day.  Work will occur between the hours of 7 am. and 5 pm.  Motorists are encouraged to use caution when driving through the construction zones.

Construction and traffic contacts

Questions or concerns about roadway access should be reported to:

John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275

INDOT I-69 Section 6 Project Office Opens

The Indiana Department of Transportation has opened a project office to better serve the public during the development of Interstate 69 from Martinsville to Indianapolis, known formally as Section 6.
The I-69 Section 6 project office is located centrally within the project area near Waverly and the Johnson/Morgan county line. It is just northwest of State Road 37 at 7847 Waverly Road, Martinsville, IN 46151. The office will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be closed on state holidays.
The project office will accept walk-ins and appointments made through 317-881-6408 or section6pm@indot.in.gov. Maps and other information will be on display and members of INDOT’s I-69 Section 5 project team will be available to answer questions or explain the environmental-impact study process.
The public may continue to contact INDOT’s project team by phone, email or the web comment form at www.in.gov/indot/projects/i69/2463.htm.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has opened a project office to better serve the public during the development of Interstate 69 from Martinsville to Indianapolis, known formally as Section 6.
The I-69 Section 6 project office is located centrally within the project area near Waverly and the Johnson/Morgan county line. It is just northwest of State Road 37 at 7847 Waverly Road, Martinsville, IN 46151. The office will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be closed on state holidays.
The project office will accept walk-ins and appointments made through 317-881-6408 or section6pm@indot.in.gov. Maps and other information will be on display and members of INDOT’s I-69 Section 5 project team will be available to answer questions or explain the environmental-impact study process.
The public may continue to contact INDOT’s project team by phone, email or the web comment form at www.in.gov/indot/projects/i69/2463.htm.

Lane closures to perform tree clearing operations along State Road 37 in Bloomington to be extended through May 29

BLOOMINGTON, IND. (March 31, 2015) – The I-69 Development Partners Team announces single lane closures on State Road 37 between Sample Road and the SR 39 interchange at the south end of Martinsville.

Lane closures on SR 37 will be required to complete tree clearing clean-up operations. Closures will continue through May 29.

Construction and traffic contacts

Questions or concerns about roadway access should be addressed to:

John Fox, Landowner Relations Representative, 812.361.8275