Here’s what’s going on with I-69 the week of June 10

Work on a major bridge planned to route millions of vehicles from Interstate 69 to Interstate 465 is one step closer to completion.

Following a deck pour over the weekend, the flyover bridge connecting I-69 northbound to I-465 westbound in Indianapolis will significantly improve traffic flow once its operational. It is one of the largest bridges within the new I-69/I-465 interchange, spanning approximately 714 feet, requiring approximately 972 cubic yards of concrete to complete the deck, according to an Indiana Department of Transportation update.

When this connection is complete, I-69 will offer a continuous route from Evansville to Indianapolis, covering a total of 142 miles. The entire system interchange, including the I-69 corridor between Martinsville and Indianapolis, is on schedule to open to traffic by the end of 2024, INDOT officials say.

Here’s a look at what else is happening as crews work to complete the I-69 Finish Line project.

In Marion County, I-465 lane and ramp closures are continuing.

Nightly double-lane closures and intermittent 20-minute stoppages are expected at various locations on I-465 eastbound and westbound between I-65 and I-70 during the evening hours of Monday through Friday. Closures and stoppages are expected between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. for shoulder improvements, paving and median work, according to INDOT.

The southbound U.S. 31/East Street ramp to I-465 westbound remains closed into summer. Harding Street under I-465 will also be reduced to one through-lane and one left-turn lane for the remainder of 2024, officials say.

In Johnson County, drivers should expect daytime single-lane closures on northbound State Road 37 between Olive Branch and Smith Valley Road on Wednesday for bridge deck drain installation and finishing work.

Drivers should also expect daytime single-lane closures on southbound State Road 37 between Fairview Road and Smith Valley Road for bridge deck drain installation and finishing work from Monday through Tuesday, according to INDOT.

All road work is weather-dependent.