A major road project in Hamilton County is complete. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the $22 million I-69 interchange at 106th Street has opened to traffic.
INDOT Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson praised contractor Walsh Construction Co. for completing the project in one construction season. "Our goal here at INDOT is to plan, build, maintain and operate a superior transportation system that enhances safety, mobility and economic growth and this project is no exception and falls right into the mission of INDOT."
Construction on the project began in April. The new interchange features a two-lane, oval-shaped roundabout on 106th Street over I-69 with ramps to and from both directions of the interstate. Two separate two-lane bridges each carries one direction of traffic.
The city of Fishers and Hamilton County contributed $12 million toward the project. Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness says the project exemplifies the cooperation between various government agencies to build and improve critical infrastructure.
"This improvement project is a crucial part of the overall plan to increase the flow of traffic in the area, improve residents’ and commuters’ quality of life, and open up greater economic development opportunities along the I-69 Corporate Corridor," said Fadness. "I am thankful for the collaborative partnership with INDOT and the continuing efforts to develop innovative projects that better serve the community.”