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.
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.