The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

May 4, 2013

Lights now showing near I-69

WASHINGTON — Those travelling on U.S. Route 50 near the Interstate 69 intersection will soon notice some big changes.

New traffic signals will soon be put to work near the off and on ramps to I-69. According to a press release by the Indiana Department of Transportation, crews have been installing the infrastructure and the poles for the new signals over the last week. The signals `are scheduled to go into effect after morning rush hour on Tuesday.

As traffic enters and exits I-69, pavement sensors will activiate the signals. There will be overhead lighting installed at the intersection of each ramp as well.

“As I-69 was opening, I learned that illumination at the access ramps was not part of the original construction,” said Washington Mayor Joe Wellman. 

INDOT is encouraging all drivers to pay special attention to the new signals and other motorists as they become familiar with the new traffic patterns.

“Last November my office issued a request to INDOT asking them to review how dark it is at night as drivers go through the intersections. They (INDOT) agreed and made the decision to add both lights and traffic signals to the area. We appreciate their cooperation on this and believe the improvements will enhance safety.”

I-69, which runs between Evansville and Indianapolis, is regarded as an important part of the future of economic development and vitality in southwest Indiana. The interstate, when totally completed, will connect the entire southwest region of the state with better access to jobs, education and healthcare.

In November, the first 67 miles of I-69 opened for travel both ahead of schedule and under budget. Currently, it saves motorists roughly 30 minutes of drive time when travelling between Evansville and Crane. The next section of the project will run between Crane and Bloomington and is scheduled to be completed in late 2014.

 

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