INDOT preparing for work on final leg of I-69 project

Cones are already up along State Road 37 in Martinsville (Photo: WTHR)

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - If you made the rainy Wednesday drive along State Road 37 in Martinsville, you noticed some lane restrictions.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is preparing for work on Interstate 69 Section 6, the final leg of the highway which will eventually connect to I-465 in Indianapolis.

The town is starting to feel the pains of progress. Even though work on the main highway doesn't start until next year, the cone zones are already up.

Trees and houses have to be torn down to make way for access roads, exits and a wider path for the interstate.

In the spring of 2021, State Road 37 will be closed through Martinsville.

IU Health Morgan sits at State Road 252 and 37, in the middle of the closure where an I-69 overpass over 252 will be built. Patients will still be able to get to the medical facility from the north and south and across 37. But travelers going through Martinsville will be rerouted.

You can sign up for email or text alerts updates on work zones for this project here.

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