UPDATE: I-69 bridge construction project advances, northbound exit opens Friday

<p>Photo Provided // Indiana Department of Transportation</p>

Photo Provided // Indiana Department of Transportation

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.

The northbound Interstate 69 Exit 241 ramp to State Road 332/McGalliard Road that was supposed to open last night has been delayed to Friday before 6 a.m.

Crews will close various lanes on northbound and southbound I-69 tonight between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to open the northbound exit ramp and shift traffic lanes toward the right shoulders and away from the median.

If weather prevents the traffic shift on Thursday night, it will be postponed until after Independence Day, however, the northbound exit ramp will open before 6 a.m. on Friday regardless of weather.

Construction contractors plan to shift work zone traffic for the next phase of the $1.7 million bridge construction project, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Two lanes will be open on northbound I-69 and one lane on southbound I-69 will be closed between the exit and entrance ramps for approximately 5 weeks as temporary pavement is constructed in the median, according to INDOT. 

The pavement will be used for temporarily diverting one lane of traffic across the median. Opposing directions of traffic will be separated by concrete barriers during the project time. 


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