FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) - An exit ramp in Fishers will be closed for up to 90 days.
The southbound Interstate 69 exit ramp to 116th Street is scheduled to be closed for up to 90 days. At 9 p.m. Friday, Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Nathan Riggs said the exit was closed.
The official detour for the ramp closure will route traffic south on I-69 to the 96th Street interchange at Exit 203. This will return northbound on I-69 to 116th Street at Exit 205.
State Road 37 will maintain access to both I-69 and 116th Street during the closure, Riggs said.
Improvements to the southbound side of the interchange are expected to be complete by the end of 2013.
The closure is part of the $18 million interchange improvement project called Operation Indy Commute. According to a release from INDOT, northbound improvements include:
- A new flyover ramp to carry two lanes of traffic exiting to SR 37.
- Widening and restriping to allow three lanes to Exit 205 and three lanes to continue northbound on I-69.
- Splitting the center of three exit lanes to allow two lanes to exit to 116th Street and two lanes to continue to SR 37.
- A new entrance ramp for 116th Street to northbound I-69 will stay to the right of the two lanes exiting to SR 37, which eliminates weaving traffic patterns.
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