The Indiana Department of Transportation will join officials from the city of Fishers and Hamilton County for a major announcement this afternoon. INDOT is set to announce the opening date for the new Interstate 69 interchange at 106th Street.
The nearly $22 million project began in April, nearly one month after the contract was awarded to Walsh Construction Co. At that time, INDOT said the project was expected to be complete by the end of the year.
INDOT says the goal of the project is to increase safety and mobility along the I-69 corridor by reducing congestion at the existing interchanges at 96th and 116th Streets. The project also aims to provide direct access to existing commercial and residential areas along 106th Street.
INDOT Commissioner Brandye Hendricks on will be on hand for the announcement, along with Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness and other officials from Hamilton County and Walsh Construction. The announcement is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.