construction CONSTRUCT-LOCK 2018
BLOOMINGTON INDIANA
construction

Construction constriction in spring and summer 2018

site map THE SITES

  1.      I-69, IN 37 @ Walnut St North Walnut Street ramps closed
  2.      Kinser Pk - Bridge out
  3.      IN 45, IN 46 @ I-69, IN 37 - Right westbound lane closed
  4.      Vernal Pk - Occasional alternating one-lane traffic for paving & sidewalk work
  5.      I-69, IN 37 north of IN 48 - Lanes closed for paving
  6.      IN 48, 3rd St @ I-69, IN 37 - Lanes closed for work on bridge, lane additions
  7.      3rd St east of I-69, IN 37 - Normal rush hour backups westbound
  8.      IN 48 west of I-69, IN 37 - Normal rush hour backups eastbound
  9.      College Av between 17th St & 11th St - Lanes closed for utility & sidewalk work
  10.      2nd St east of I-69, IN 37 - Normal rush hour backups westbound
  11.      Grimes Ln between Rogers St & Walnut St - Normal rush hour backups eastbound
  12.      Walnut St between Hillside Av & Grimes Ln - Normal rush hour backups northbound
  13.      Grimes Ln @ Walnut St - Intersection closed for utility work
  14.      IN 45, 2nd St @ I-69, IN 37 - Lanes closed for work on bridge, lane additions
  15.      I-69, IN 37 between IN 45 & Fullerton Pk - Lanes closed for bridge, median, & ramp work
  16.      Tapp Rd @ I-69, IN 37 - Interchange closed except northbound entrance & exit for east Tapp Rd
  17.      Tapp Rd, Country Club Dr @ Rockport Rd - Intersection rebuild & signal installation
  18.      Country Club Dr between Walnut St & Rogers St - Bridge replacement
  19.      Fullerton Pk @ I-69, IN 37 - Unfinished paving leaves very rough places
  20.      Gordon Pk between Walnut St & Rogers St - Lanes closed for utility work & road rebuild
  21.      Walnut St @ Rhorer Rd - Intersection & lanes closed for utilities & rebuild
  22.      Walnut St Pk & Rhorer Rd - Intersection closed for rebuild & signal installation
  23.      Sare Rd @ Winston St - Lanes closed at times for work on pedestrian islands
  24.      I-69, IN 37 north of Bloomington to Martinsville - Lanes closed for bridge & ramp work
  25.      IN 48, 3rd St ramp to south I-69, IN 37 - Yield instead of merge to "protect workers"
  26.      IN 45, IN 46, 17th St - Normal rush hour backups eastbound
  27.      Atwater Av, 3rd St between Jordan Av & High St - Normal rush hour backups eastbound
  28.      Hillside Dr @ Walnut St - Intersection closed for utility work
  29.      Miller Dr @ Walnut St - Intersection closed for utility work

KEY

THE BARRIERS TO TRAVEL

WHY DID THIS MESS HAPPEN?

The combination of all of these projects creates a zone where no traffic can pass between the west side of town and the east side of town between 1st Street and Church Ln. No path between the east side and the west side avoids construction.

Bloomington got a preview of the gridlock from these projects on 04/13/2018 when a power failure put out all of the signals on Walnut Street. This made all of those signals become all-way stops and caused traffic to back up on Hillside Dr, Walnut St, and Grimes Ln. Similar backups occurred on 04/20/2018 when a sheriff's car broke down on Patterson Dr, closing a lane.

Another contributing factor is the lack of east-west streets connecting Walnut St and Rogers St south of Grimes Ln:

NORTHERN STREETSOUTHERN STREET SPACING
Grimes LnCountry Club Dr1.22 miles
Country Club DrGordon Pk1.00 miles
Gordon PkChurch Ln0.99 miles
Church LnRogers St @ Walnut St0.66 miles

The reasons for these large spacings were originally a railroad switchyard, a railroad creosote plant, the railroad itself on an embankment, the Clear Creek stream, and a sewage treatment plant.

THE CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

PROJECT START
DATE
EXPECTED
END DATE
MAP INDEX NUMBERS DETOUR ROUTES COMMENTS
Interstate 69 Section 5 2014 08/2018 1,2,3,5,6,14,18,19,24,25 Kept open, with delays Weather dependent
Bloomington sewers 2017 09/2018 6,9,13,14,16,17,18,20,21,22,28,29 Rogers St, EPA penalties for delays
Rhorer Rd 2017 08/2018 19,20,21,22 1st St, Rogers St, Church Ln, Fairfax Rd Gordon @ Walnut opened 04/20/2018
Country Club Dr Bridge Replace 03/01/2018 06/21/2018 18 Rogers St, Gordon Pk, Walnut St Original end date 07/26/2018
Tapp Rd @ Rockport Rd 06/24/2018 11/27/2018 17 IN 37, 2nd St, Patterson Dr, Rogers St, That Rd Original start 06/10/2018
Walnut St @ Grimes Ln 06/05/2018 08/20/2018 13 Church Ln, Rogers St, 1st St, Henderson St Original start 05/10/2018

EVERY EAST-WEST PATH IN MONROE COUNTY IS CONSTRICTED BY CONSTRUCTION

Everything south of Rhorer Rd is blocked by Lake Monroe on the east.