INDOT confirms I-69 delay

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has confirmed that work on the I-69 Section 5 project has been delayed until next year.

As previously reported, there had been fears that completion of the deal could be delayed until October 2017 as a result of dispute between the I-69 Development Partners and designer Isolux Corsan relating to receipt of an updated construction schedule.

A spokesperson for INDOT confirmed that this was now over, however as feared, the project would be pushed back until next year from its original completion date of June 2017.

“All subcontractors have been paid current and are back on the job,” he said. “I can confirm the construction date has been revised to October 2017, and I-69 Development Partners continues to work with Isolux Corsan as the design builder.”

 Isolux Corsan had previously been issued with a non-performance notice by Indiana's transportation authorities amid concerns over supply chain payments by the firm.

While the Spanish company claimed the notice was “misleading and unfair”, the move led ratings agency Standard & Poor's to lower its rating for the bonds being used to finance the project.