Construction on Interstate 69 Section 6 is expected to start in 2019 and continue until 2027, but funding has only been allocated through 2022.
This was one of several unknowns shared in an update on Section 6 during the Indiana Chamber’s I-69 + P3 Summit on Wednesday at the Monroe Convention Center.
While the footprint of the 26-mile interstate project that runs from Martinsville to Indianapolis has been determined, finer details have yet to be worked out. For instance, Section 6 will be divided into five segments with five separate designers, but only one of those designers has been chosen.
The Martinsville segment runs from Indian Creek to one mile north of Ind. 44. HNTB, an architecture, civil engineering consulting and construction management firm based in Kansas City, has been selected to design it. Project managers from INDOT’s Seymour District will manage this segment.
Bids for construction around the main highway, such as access roads, will be accepted in December. Construction is expected to begin in early 2019. Bids for highway construction in the Martinsville segment will be accepted in July of 2019. Construction on the highway is expected to begin in late 2019 or early 2020.
The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to request proposals from potential designers for the three middle segments in July. The transportation department has not determined when it will request proposals for what’s known as the Marion County segment, which runs from half a mile north of Wicker Road to I-465.