The state has announced the preliminary contractor selection for an $85 million project to improve and widen Interstate 69 in Hamilton and Madison counties. The Indiana Department of Transportation says hearings are slated for this month in Anderson and Noblesville to seek public input on the plans from Columbus-based Milestone Contractors LP and designer United Consulting Engineers Inc. of Indianapolis.
The proposal calls for work to 15 miles of I-69, including travel lines on each side of the road between State Road 37 and SR 38, an additional southbound lane between the 116th Street ramp and a future 106th Street ramp, reconfiguring and widening the Campus Parkway interchange and bridge, as well as replacing the decking of the Brooks School Road bridge.
INDOT says three proposals were "short-listed" and it worked with the Indiana Finance Authority to make the selection that was "the best value to Hoosier taxpayers." The department and authority says Milestone’s proposal will deliver 18 percent more than what was initially estimated for the budget.
The meetings times and locations are:
- November 5 at the Anderson Public Library at 6 p.m.
- November 12 at Noblesville City Hall at 6 p.m.
The project is part of the $400 million state-led Major Moves 2020 infrastructure program.