Milestone Contractors plans to set beams Wednesday night for widening the Campus Parkway (Exit 210) bridge over Interstate 69 as part of the I-69 Major Moves 2020 project.
Large cranes will hoist six sections of beams over the interstate. The sections will be spliced together to create three beams spanning the interstate, each of which weighs approximately 22 tons and measures 253 feet long.
Starting Wednesday, March 1, after 9 p.m., one lane will be closed and traffic will be slowed by pilot vehicles on northbound I-69 approaching Campus Parkway (Exit 210) as crews lift new bridge beams over the interstate.
After the beams over northbound lanes are installed, crews will begin setting beams over southbound lanes. One lane will be closed and traffic will be slowed by pilot vehicles on southbound I-69 approaching Campus Parkway (Exit 210) as crews lift new bridge beams over the interstate.
All traffic restrictions are expected to be complete before 6 a.m. Motorists should plan for slow traffic and short delays or seek alternate routes during these times. If the installation over southbound is unable to be completed before 6 a.m. Thursday, March 2, the operation will resume after 9 p.m. Thursday, March 2.
Milestone Contractors is widening the Campus Parkway bridge over I-69 as part of the I-69 Major Moves 2020 project, which is adding a third lane in the median to each direction of I-69 between Ind. 37 (Exit 205) and Ind. 38 (Exit 219) and re-configuring the interchange into a double-crossover diamond design.
Beginning in April, weather permitting, Campus Parkway interchange traffic will be shifted into a double-crossover diamond configuration, which is intended to improve traffic flow during the remainder of construction of the permanent interchange improvements.
Two lanes of traffic in each direction of I-69 are currently shifted to accommodate construction of the additional travel lanes. Signs direct large trucks to use the left lane while traffic is shifted toward the right shoulder through the work zone. The speed limit is reduced to 60mph and further reduced to 50mph when workers are present.
In addition, other improvements are being made to maintain and preserve existing bridges, pavement and drainage structures on the 15-mile stretch of interstate.
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Submitted press release courtesy of the Indiana Dept. of Transportation.