Crews this week will begin clearing trees along S.R. 37 in preparation for I-69 construction.
That means short-term lane closures and reduced work zone speed limits along S.R. 37. Crews will begin work at Beanblossom Creek Overflow, near the partial interchange at Walnut Street, and continue south through Bloomington.
Tree removal is the next step in upgrading 21 miles of the existing, four-lane S.R. 37 between Bloomington and Martinsville to interstate standards. Indiana Department of Transportation officials say that work will begin later this year.
Construction is underway on all 27 miles of I-69 Section 4 between Crane and Bloomington, which is expected to open to traffic in phases during late 2014 and early 2015.