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More Stoplights to Disappear on I-69 near Indy


The work is moving into Marion County

The drive from Evansville to Indianapolis is about to get a little more seamless with the opening of a new section of Interstate 69. WNIN’s Sarah Kuper has more details:

Beginning next week, the final stretch of I-69 connecting Evansville and Indianapolis will be open to drivers. Until now, drivers could get on Interstate 69 in Evansville and take the road north until Martinsville, where the interstate turned into State Road 37. Now, that road has been updated to interstate standards and two stoplights have been eliminated.

Southbound lanes in that area opened June 1st and northbound lanes are expected to open next week.

When the entire interstate is complete, it will connect Port Huron Canada to Evansville, eventually running south all the way to Texas and the Gulf of Mexico.

In late 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb began the “69 Finish Line” project in an effort to have the Evansville to Indianapolis portion of the interstate complete by 2024.

For more on the interstate’s completion, visit I69FinishLine.com.