Interstate 69 Bridge Construction Near McGalliard Road Advancing to Next Phase

Construction contractors plan to open the northbound Interstate 69 Exit 241 ramp to State Road 332/McGalliard Road and shift the work zone traffic pattern for the next phase of construction before 6 a.m. on Friday.

Weather permitting, crews will close various lanes on northbound and southbound I-69 Thursday night between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to shift traffic lanes toward the right shoulders and away from the median. If weather prevents the traffic shift on Thursday night, it will be postponed until after Independence Day. The northbound exit ramp will open before 6 a.m. on Friday regardless of weather.

After the shift, two lanes will be open on northbound I-69 and one lane on southbound I-69 will be closed between the exit and entrance ramps for approximately 5 weeks as temporary pavement is constructed in the median. The pavement will be used during future phases for temporarily diverting one lane of traffic across the median. Opposing directions of traffic will be separated by concrete barriers during these phases.

About the project

The $1.7 million bridge construction project intends to protect and extend the life of each structure by applying modified concrete overlays to the bridge decks, sealing bridge joints, and repairing various concrete bridge components at the I-69 bridges over Pleasant Run Creek, which are immediately south of the State Road 332/McGalliard Road (Exit 241) interchange.

Traffic during construction

Multiple phases will be required to maintain two lanes of interstate traffic in each direction during construction – except for overnight lane closures between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists can expect temporary traffic lane shifts throughout the project, median crossovers starting in August, and a 30-day closure of the entrance ramp to southbound I-69 starting in September. Work is expected to be complete in November.

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