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I-69 Section 5 Substantial Completion Now Depends On Weather

Signs along I-69 section 5 direct drivers to use both lanes during backups. (WFIU, WTIU News)

State officials say they’ll know next week if they can meet their Aug. 31 substantial completion deadline for I-69 Section 5.

INDOT Spokesperson for Section 5 Andy Dietrick says contingency plans were built into the current schedule, but most of those rain days have been used. So every rain day will push the completion date back by a day.

“Right now it’s a milestone in the project calendar,” Dietrick says. “It’s not a major milestone for contractual, things that are going to have a huge financial impact.”

Dietrick says Third Street bridge paving is underway and should be done by Friday. Crews will then begin to finish paving the Second Street bridge.

Striping and signal work could present some restrictions through next week, but Dietrick says construction crews will try to work around IU student move-in times.

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