The problematic stretch of highway extends between mile markers 219 in Pendleton and 234 in Daleville.
At long last, Interstate 69 is getting real for Marion, Johnson and Morgan counties.
The city of Bloomington says the state will miss its Aug. 31 target for substantially completing Section 5 of the Interstate 69 extension from Indianapolis to Evansville.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is in the final stages of construction of a 21-mile section of the highway from Bloomington to Martinsville.
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 scheduled to be largely completed by Aug. 31. The section will be the fifth of the planned Evansville-to-Indianapolis highway's six extensions.
State officials have awarded a $79 million contract to widen a section of Interstate 69 to six lanes northeast of Indianapolis.
Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Nathan Riggs said preliminary plans for the project are being developed and a contractor should be picked next spring.
A state official says construction work has accelerated on a long-delayed section of Indiana's Interstate 69 extension since a private developer was kicked off the project.
The Indiana Finance Authority on Monday completed a transaction to terminate the state's contractual relationship with I-69 Development Partners.
Gov. Eric Holcomb included $554.3 million in state funding for the Martinsville-to-Indianapolis stretch of I-69, known as Section 6, in his recently released $5.1 billion Next Level Roads Plan.
Some Indiana lawmakers have told state officials they must be more diligent in overseeing deals such as the failed partnership with a private developer for a long-delayed section of the Interstate 69 extension.
The Indiana Finance Authority says its board voted Thursday to endorse a deal for state agencies to oversee I-69 construction between Bloomington and Martinsville.
Work to improve State Road 37 between Bloomington and Martinsville to interstate standards began in 2014 and was originally slated for completion by the end of 2016. But multiple delays and financing problems have raised concerns about the private developer.
The state of Indiana hopes to assume control of an Interstate 69 extension project three years after hiring a private developer to complete the work.
The most recent downgrade was driven by concerns over whether the company hired to design and build the segment will be able to meet its financial obligations.
The Indiana Department of Transportation this month released plans detailing the location of interchanges along the final leg of Interstate 69, information that’s expected to spark investment.
Indiana officials have delayed by another seven months the deadline for finishing construction on the Interstate 69 extension segment between Bloomington and Martinsville.