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Constructors will be beginning the next phase of the $1.7 million bridge construction project on Interstate 69 near McGalliard Road starting Friday night. 

Starting at 9 p.m., traffic lanes will shift at the Pleasant Run Creek bridges south of State Road 332 (McGalliard Road) Exit 241, according to an Indiana Department of Transportation press release. 

Alternating lanes of I-69 will be closed as crews modify pavement markings and divert one left lane of I-69 South across the median to share the northbound side of the interstate, according to INDOT. Opposing directions of traffic will be separated by concrete barriers during this phase. 

One right lane of I-69 South will remain shifted to the right on the southbound side of the interstate. The McGalliard Road entrance ramp to I-69 South will remain open until construction. 

All lanes will be open and shifted into this work zone traffic pattern before 6 a.m. on Saturday.

The work zone speed limit is reduced to 60 mph and further reduced to 50 mph when workers are present. 

The bridge construction project intends to protect and extend the life of each structure by applying modified concrete overlays to the bridge decks, sealing bridge joints, and repairing various concrete bridge components at the I-69 bridges over Pleasant Run Creek, which are immediately south of the State Road 332/McGalliard Road (Exit 241) interchange.