Construction on the final leg of Interstate 69 has begun and will continue through 2024. If you're traveling through Morgan County on State Road 37/Interstate 69, here's where you can find the latest information from the Indiana Department of Transportation. We'll share pertinent updates here, but if you're in the area frequently, you many also want to follow I-69 Section 6 on Facebook or Twitter, and/or bookmark their website.
The most recent maps of the Martinsville segment of Section 6 and a timeline of the schedule of construction by year can be found here.
Access to the commercial and retail area on Grand Valley Boulevard, east of S.R. 37, will change early Saturday morning (Sept. 14) as crews continue construction of the Grand Valley Boulevard overpass.
Cramertown Loop construction is scheduled to be complete by around 6 a.m. Saturday. When the road is opened to traffic, access to and from Grand Valley Boulevard at S.R. 37 will be permanently eliminated.
A new traffic signal will become active at Cramertown Loop and S.R. 252 on Friday (Sept. 13), prior to the the closure on Cramertown being lifted. This will ensure safety and better traffic flow at the intersection.
Those wishing to access the Walmart Supercenter and other businesses from the north will do so by using S.R. 252 to Cramertown Loop to Grand Valley Boulevard. To access from the south, motorists will use Mahalasville Road to Artesian Avenue to Grand Valley Boulevard.
While this access point will be permanently eliminated, a third route into the commercial area will be available from South Street when the Grand Valley overpass is completed. The new overpass is expected to be open to traffic by spring of 2020.
When Grand Valley Boulevard is closed, the traffic signal at the S.R. 37 intersection will no longer be necessary and will be removed. This will allow improved traffic flow along S.R. 37 between Ohio Street and S.R. 252, which will remain open with one lane of traffic in each direction.
The speed limit in the construction zone between S.R. 252 and Ohio Street remains 45 mph. Motorists are urged to slow down, use caution and drive without distractions though the work zone.
A number of traffic changes associated with Section 6 of I-69 are planned in Martinsville over the next couple of weeks.
Milestone Contractors L.P. is scheduled to open newly-constructed Artesian Avenue by Friday, August 30, weather permitting. The road connects Mahalasville Road near South Elementary School to Grand Valley Boulevard near Wal-Mart.
The current closure of Cramertown Loop (south of Crestview Drive to south of Grand Valley Boulevard) is expected to be lifted by Wednesday, September 4, weather permitting. The closure will move to just north of Florida Avenue to just north of Crestview Drive. Crestview Drive will be closed throughout this phase of the project, which is expected to be complete in approximately 10 to 12 days.
Motorists may utilize Florida Avenue to access Cramertown Loop. Access to S.R. 252 will be available via Cramertown Loop to the eastern extension of Grand Valley Boulevard to S.R. 37 to S.R. 252.
This closure will allow crews to complete the tie-in of the newly-aligned section of Cramertown Loop to the existing roadway. Once the tie-in is finished, work on Artesian Avenue, Cramertown Loop and the Grand Valley Boulevard extension will be complete and all will be open to traffic.
Mahalasville Road is now OPEN and Cramertown Loop is now CLOSED in Martinsville. The road is expected to reopen in approximately 30 days. Additional closure information can be found here: http://bit.ly/33hcIAh
Traffic conditions on S.R. 37 in the Martinsville construction zone will be changing as crews continue working to replace drainage structures at Grand Valley Boulevard and begin construction of the overpass. On or after Monday, June 17, both northbound and southbound S.R. 37 will be open to two lanes of traffic, with one dedicated left turn lane from southbound S.R. 37 onto Grand Valley Boulevard. The two northbound lanes will shift to the left and be placed on new pavement through the Grand Valley Boulevard intersection.
In this configuration, the right thru lane on northbound S.R. 37 will also act as the right turn lane onto Grand Valley Boulevard. Motorists should be aware of turning vehicles. Drivers turning right onto Grand Valley Boulevard are urged to use turn signals well in advance of the intersection to alert cars behind them. All motorists in the right hand lane should leave additional space between vehicles and be aware of slowing traffic.
Beginning June 17, Mahalasville Road will be closed at Schwab Drive for approximately 30 days. The closure is to allow crews to permanently install the new intersection between Mahalasville Road and Artesian Avenue, the new access road that will connect Mahalasville Road to Grand Valley Boulevard, near Wal-Mart. During the closure, the east entrance to South Elementary will be closed. Detour for this closure is State Road 37 to Cramertown Loop to Mahalasville Road. Signs will be posted along the route. Road is expected to reopen by July 26.
On or after Wednesday, May 15, traffic will be reduced to one through lane on both northbound and southbound SR 37 between Ohio Street and SR 252. There will be two left turn lanes available from southbound SR 37 onto Grand Valley Blvd. and one right turn lane available from northbound SR 37 onto Grand Valley Blvd.
On or after Wednesday, May 22, both northbound and southbound SR 37 will be open to two lanes of traffic. The northbound lanes will shift to the left and be placed on new pavement through the Grand Valley Blvd. intersection.
In the May 22 lane configuration, the right through lane on northbound SR 37 will also act as the right turn lane onto Grand Valley Blvd., so motorists should be aware of turning vehicles. Drivers turning right onto Grand Valley Blvd. are urged to use turn signals well in advance of the intersection to alert cars behind them. All motorists in the right hand lane should leave additional space between vehicles and be aware of slowing traffic.
The speed limit in the construction zone is 45 mile per hour. Motorists are encouraged to be aware of changing traffic conditions and to drive with no distractions. Construction activity and traffic changes are weather dependent and this schedule is subject to change.