Owner: Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)
Location: I-69, Greene County, IN
The I-69 Taylor Ridge to Plummer Creek design-build project is a $109 million design-build contract with the Indiana Department of Transportation to construct a 2.68 mile section of I-69. This is 1 of 9 segments on Section 4 of the I-69 corridor that will extend from Crane to Bloomington, IN. The Joint Venture of Millstone Weber and Kolb Grading will construct segment 2 of this section.
The project, which consists of all new alignment through a remote and environmentally sensitive area, required a 2000' long bridge with an average height of 60' to be constructed over the wetlands of Black Ankle Valley. Extensive ground improvements were completed ranging from high strength fabrics, to wick drains, to staged embankments with chemically modified soils to allow for fills in excess of 100 feet to be made. 4,000,000 cubic yards of material were moved to complete the large cuts and fills on the project.
The entire I-69 project consists of six sections, of which Fred Weber, Inc. completed the northernmost segment of Section 3 (10.5 miles in Greene County, IN). Sections 1,2, & 3 opened to traffic in November 2012 - ahead of schedule and under budget. Construction of Section 4 is expected to open to traffic in late 2015.
When complete, the new I-69 will stretch 142 miles from Evansville to Indianapolis.