I-69 and Interstates/Highways and Commuting and Street Improvements and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Hamilton County I-69 widening will reduce lanes

April 23, 2012

Commuters using busy Interstate 69 through Hamilton County can expect more headaches soon.

Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Nathan Riggs told The Indianapolis Star that a project to widen I-69 at the 116th Street/Indiana 37 interchange in Fishers will restrict traffic to two lanes in both directions beginning in June. It also will cut the northbound I-69 ramp to the interchange to a single lane.

Overnight restrictions will begin Wednesday and last between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily.

Work on northbound lanes is due to wrap up in November. Work on southbound lanes begins next year.

INDOT says about 70,000 cars travel I-69 in each direction every day, much of it going into and leaving Indianapolis. Average daily traffic on Indiana 37 is 27,000 vehicles.

IBJ detailed the work planned for the 116th Street interchange in a July 16 story.

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