INDIANAPOLIS — It will be an estimated four years before the section of Interstate 69 between Martinsville and Indianapolis is finished, but Monday, a small but important part of the project was completed.
It's the Grand Valley Boulevard overpass, which takes traffic over the highway between the Martinsville High School area and businesses on the east side of the city.
I-69 follows the same route as State Road 37 and will cut right through Martinsville's commercial area.
According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, the newly-opened overpass is the first of 39 bridges that will cross I-69 over the nearly 30-mile stretch between Indianapolis and Martinsville known as "Segment 6."
Segment Six will stretch from just south of Martinsville to Interstate 465 on the Indianapolis south side. When done in 2024, the road will be complete from Michigan to the Kentucky border in Evansville.