Commuters to feel some relief on I-69

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FISHERS – Commuters returning home to Hamilton County Tuesday afternoon could feel some sense of relief on their drive on I-69.

As of Tuesday morning, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has opened up the northbound traffic on the busy interstate to five lanes between 96th and 116th streets.

The change is part of Operation Indy Commute I-69, which is making a host of expansions and other changes on the major route connecting Hamilton and Marion counties.

The contractor working on the current leg of the project has an $11 million deal.

That contract also adds a lane to the southbound I-69 traffic and improves the interchanges for 82nd, 96th and 116th streets, according to INDOT.