The Indiana Department of Transportation has selected a contractor to build a new interchange at Interstate 69 and 106th Street. Walsh Construction landed the $21.7 million contract to build the Fishers interchange.
The interchange will feature a two-lane, oval-shaped roundabout on 106th Street over I-69 and ramps to and from both directions of the interstate. It will also feature two separate two-lane bridges, each carrying one direction of traffic.
INDOT says the goal of the project is to reduce congestion at existing I-69 interchanges at 96th and 116th streets, increase traffic safety in the area and provide direct access to 106th Street. Hamilton County and the city of Fishers are contributing up to $12 million toward the project.
The current 106th Street bridge over I-69 will be removed as part of the project. The overpass will be closed during construction and traffic will be detoured to 96th Street via Allisonville and Lantern Roads.
INDOT says construction schedule updates will be announced soon. The new interchange is expected to open to traffic before the end of the year.