FISHERS —The Indiana Department of Transportation will close two lanes of Interstate 69 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on two nights next week at the 126th Street bridge site. The closures will allow crews to place concrete barrier walls and perform other work needed before demolition of the bridge can begin.
* 9 p.m. Wednesday Close both northbound and southbound right lanes of I-69.
* 9 p.m. Thursday Close both northbound and southbound left lanes of I-69.
Once barrier walls are in place, motorists will still have two 12-foot lanes in each direction upon which to travel—but there will be no shoulders adjacent to the roadway for added safety. INDOT advises drivers to exercise an extra measure of caution through the work zone which extends for 200 feet on either side of the bridge.
INDOT has contracted construction of a new 187-foot concrete bridge at 127th Street—scheduled to begin in mid-July—that will have two 12-foot lanes in each direction, a 12-foot bike/pedestrian path on the north side and a 6-foot sidewalk on the south side. It will be built one-half at a time—allowing two lanes of traffic (one in each direction) to be maintained throughout the project.
The state’s prime contractor is Berns Construction. Schutt-Lookabill is the subcontractor for bridge demolition and reconstruction.