Contract disputes halt some work on section of I-69 project

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Some work on a section of the Interstate 69 extension project has been halted by disputes between a construction company and its subcontractors.

Gary Vandegriff of I-69 Development Partners tells The (Bloomington) Herald-Times that there are ongoing contractual issues between the contractor selected to build and design the project and the subcontractors.

I-69 Development Partners was selected by the Indiana Department of Transportation to design, build and finance the 21-mile stretch of highway between Bloomington and Martinsville.

The contractor, Isolux Corsan USA, entered an agreement with I-69 Development Partners to design and build the project. Isolux Corsan then hired several subcontractors to construct overpasses, interchanges and other upgrades needed to convert Indiana 37 into Interstate 69.

Vandegriff still expects the project to be finished on time.