Section of I-69 extension delayed by at least 8 months

State highway officials have delayed the expected completion date for a section of the Interstate 69 extension south of Indianapolis by at least eight months.

Developers initially expected to complete the 21-mile stretch between Bloomington and Martinsville by October 2016. But now the section of highway isn't expected to be completed until late June 2017, The Herald Times of Bloomington reported.

Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield said the delay will not affect the cost of the project for taxpayers.

I-69 Development Partners was hired by the department to design, build and finance the section of highway.

The newspaper's attempts for comment were unsuccessful Tuesday.

An I-69 Development Partners official said last week that disputes between the contractor and its subcontractors halted some work on the project.

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