INDOT and its contractors are making some strides with construction on I-69.
Travelers going through Exit 205 should be aware of some the new traffic patterns that are now ready.
The flyover bridge that connects northbound I-69 now has two lanes, and commuters now have three lanes to take to get off at the exit and another three if they choose to continue north on I-69, according to INDOT.
INDOT notes that the center exit lane splits off so those that are trying to hop onto 116th Street can take two lanes, while other drivers can press on to Ind. 37 via two lanes.
To eliminate weaving, INDOT further reconfigured 116th Street’s entrance ramp.
INDOT stated in a news release that “a new entrance ramp from 116th Street stays to the right of the two lanes exiting to SR 37 and enters northbound I-69 north of SR 37, eliminating weaving traffic patterns.”
Their work is still continuing, however. Nighttime lane restrictions on the northbound side of Exit 205 will still occur.
Furthermore, the southbound exit to 116th Street closed on July 26. Commuters travelling south on I-69 and looking to get onto 116th street must continue on to the 96th Street exit and come back north to get to the East/West thoroughfare. It’ll be closed for “up to 90 days,” according to INDOT.