Noblesville, IN (June 22, 2016) — Governor Mike Pence, Senator Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis), Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear, Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt, INDOT Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson, other local leaders, and INDOT officials joined representatives from Milestone Contractors and United Consulting in an official groundbreaking ceremony for the $92 million I-69 Major Moves Expansion project in Hamilton and Madison Counties. The project includes reconstruction of the I-69 corridor beginning at 116th Street in Fishers and extending just north of SR 38 in Pendleton.
The I-69 expansion project qualifies for funding under the State’s Major Moves 2020 initiative and will be funded with INDOT dollars which have been set aside by the Indiana Legislation, earmarked for major interstate improvement projects. The existing four-lane interstate will be transformed into a six-lane typical section consisting of three lanes in each direction. The I-69 improvements project also includes a complete interchange modification at Exit 210 (Southeast Parkway and Campus Boulevard) which will result in a diverging-diamond Interchange.
United Consulting and Milestone Contractors, LP were selected as the Preferred Proposer for this Best-Value Design/Build project in October 2015. Initial construction work started with some mainline patching in April 2016 and the Exit 210 interchange modification began construction on July 5, 2016. The project schedule dictates the Exit 210 interchange modification to be completed by the end of June 2017, with the overall completion date for the project being set for Thanksgiving 2017.
The Major Moves 2020 initiative is the governor’s program to widen and rehabilitate heavily-traveled, four-lane interstates in Indiana which are approaching 50 years of service. Governor Pence has become widely known across the State for his Major Moves 2020 initiative which he sums up as, “This administration knows roads mean jobs.” The governor and his legislative agenda reinforce Indiana’s reputation for being the Cross Roads of America.