Construction are continuing work at the intersection of State Road 144 and State Road 37, a future interchange on Interstate 69.
Traffic on State Road 144 will move to a new bridge next week, which will result in the removal of stop lights from the intersection. When the bridge opens, the southbound exit ramp and northbound on-ramp will also open to traffic. The shift will cause northbound State Road 37 access to State Road 144 and State Road 144 access to southbound State Road 37 to close for three months while workers complete the interchange, according to a weekly construction update from the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Drivers will be able to follow State Road 37 to the County Line Road interchange as a detour.
Paving crews will also work on Huggin Hollow Road between State Road 37 and State Road 144, which will cause brief delays. Further north in Johnson County, as construction workers placed concrete beams into place at Smith Valley Road over future I-69 southbound lanes, INDOT officials say.
North of the county line, crews poured concrete as they prepared for a future I-69 interchange at Southport Road. Utility work in Marion County will close Epler Road and Belmont Avenue west of State Road 37 later this month for the rest of the year, INDOT officials say.
In Morgan County, a lane closure from Henderson Ford Road to Teeters Road on southbound State Road 37 will continue. Paving on the new sections of Bobby Helms Boulevard and Bills Boulevard in the Artesian Square Shopping Center will begin this week leading up to the opening of the access road later this month. Once paving work is finished, workers will activate the traffic signal at Ohio Street and Ruth Rusie Way in Martinsville, INDOT officials say.