FAQs

1. What is the I-69 Section 5 Project?
2. What do the signs that read: “Environmentally Sensitive Area” mean?

The “Waters of the U.S. designation” is made to determine which governmental agency has jurisdiction over a waterway during permitting and construction activities. The intent of the signage is to raise awareness of construction personnel regarding the presence of the waterway to ensure that only permitted activities occur within the waterway. The “Environmentally Sensitive Area” signage better communicates this message to construction personnel and replace the “Waters of the US.” signage.

3. Is night work possible?

To expedite the construction of this project, night work will occur.

The project will work to minimize noise impacts throughout the construction project.

4. Will portions of SR 37 be closed during the construction?

Two lanes of traffic for both northbound and southbound traffic south of Sample Road will be maintained at all times on existing SR37 except for single lane closures during non-peak hours between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

North of Sample Road, there will be single lane closures, both northbound and southbound, during daytime and nighttime work.

5. Will all ramps to the I-69 Project area be open during construction?

The project team will maintain traveler mobility throughout the construction process.

No more than two consecutive interchanges/existing cross-roads will be closed at the same time during construction.

6. How will the public be informed of road work which may impact travel times?

The project website (www.,,,,,,) will provide updates that will show current and proposed lane and road closures.

Portable changeable message signs will be used and placed along the project corridor four weeks in advance to notify changes in traffic patterns that would affect travel times.

7. What are the detour routes?

Please refer to the Travel Advisory link on the project website homepage.

8. Will there be construction on possible detour routes during construction?

No, detour routes will not be under construction during detour routing.

9. Will there be advance notice for road/bridge closures?

Yes. 28 day written notice will be provided to School and Transit System operators and emergency responders for road closures impacting school access and travel routes.

This information will also be included on portable changeable message signs placed throughout the project corridor.

10. My property can only be accessed from SR 37. What arrangements will be made to address access during the project?

Access to all properties will be maintained throughout the project limits during construction.

Temporary pavements and driveway access will be maintained with advance notice given to property owners.

Property owners may contact the project office at any time during construction with questions.

11. Will there be any work included on the bicycle routes in the Bloomington Area?

Yes. Multi-Use Paths will be installed for connection to signed bike paths and future bike path connections.

12. Will any trees be removed during construction? Will there be planting?

Yes. Tree clearing for new intersections and frontage/access roads will be required.

New plantings will be included in the project as part of the landscape design.

13. Will there be special arrangements made near the schools during drop-off and pick-up hours? What about school buses?

The I-69 DP Team is working with the Monroe County, Bean Blossom School Corporations and private schools that utilize the project corridor for their transit routes to ensure access to school properties.

14. How will the construction affect emergency response?

Any planned changes to traffic patterns will be communicated to emergency responders in advance so that they can adjust their response routing as required.

15. What does “Low Salt, No Spray” posted on signs throughout the project corridor mean?

Low salt, no spray signs are placed throughout the project corridor to indicate that the use of road salt is reduced to protect the area environment from excessive runoff into the area waterways.

No spray refers to the restricted use of herbicides in the designated areas. This does not mean that salt or brine products are not used to eliminate ice and freezing on the roadway.