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Tree Clearing For I-69 Section 5 Begins This Week

Drivers should anticipate short-term lane closures and reduced work zone speed limits along S.R. 37.

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Construction is underway on all 27 miles of I-69 Section 4 between Crane and Bloomington.

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.

Taylor Killough

Taylor Killough is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has studied anthropology and digital journalism. She has professional experience in education and communications and is excited to be a part of the award-winning team at WFIU/WTIU.

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