I-69 widening, repaving work nears start in central Indiana

Construction work should be starting soon on a project that will widen or repave a 14-mile section of Interstate 69 northeast of Indianapolis.

The project is in the stretch from the Indiana 38 interchange at Pendleton north to the Indiana 67 interchange at Daleville. The repaving is expected to begin this month on the northern-most six miles of the highway section, the Herald Bulletin of Anderson reported.

Officials say work on adding a third travel lane in each direction for the other eight miles will start this year, with completion expected in November 2019.

The state highway department awarded a $79 million contract this spring to Walsh Construction/Reith Riley for the project.

Highway agency project manager Dan McGhghy said part of the I-69 section has among the roughest pavement in the state.

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