Dear All,

While this will not be occurring until July 1st, I wanted to start giving everyone a “heads up” now.    This way you can think about how it will affect you, your friends, family and start planning ahead.

There are two projects that will be happening at the same time.  The one, which is on the border of our district, will be closing I – 65 southbound south of 71st Street.  The 71st Street Exit will still be open (by Eagle Creek Park), but you will not be able to go south between 71st Street and Lafayette Road.  This will affect those of you who live in the very northern part of the district the most, but may affect others who travel on I – 65 north.

The other project will affect those of you who travel I – 65 into Downtown Indianapolis or travel I – 65 to I – 70 on the east side or I – 65 to the south side.  Southbound traffic will not be able to travel south of 21st Street.  I – 65 will be closed between Meridian Street and 21st.  This will affect northbound traffic coming out of downtown as well.  Through traffic (I – 70 east & I – 65 south) should use I – 465.

Below is the information that INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation) has put out on this project.  They also have signs up at some of the entrance ramps to inform people.  Please do share this with others to help get more people informed.  This will not only affect our district along with those who live in our area, but also throughout Marion County and the surrounding counties as well as other travelers.  Thanks for helping to spread the information.


Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

Crews anticipate Aug. 5 completion date
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INDOT Plans to Close Portion of Interstate 65 in Indianapolis on July 1

INDOT will close I-65 SB at I-465 on the northwest side. Traffic will be diverted via I-465, I-865.

I-65 between Meridian Street (exit 113) and 21st Street (exit 115) will be closed, including Dr. MLK Jr. St./West St. interchange (exit 114). Access to NB I-65 from 21st St. will remain open.


INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close portions of I-65 in Indianapolis beginning on July 1 and anticipate opening the interstate back to traffic on Aug. 5. American Contracting & Services Inc. has been contracted to rehab seven bridges along the stretch of I-65. This is not part of the highly-publicized North Split project.

Southbound Interstate 65 between the I-65/I-465 interchange on the northwest side of Indianapolis will be closed. During the closure, I-65 southbound traffic on the northwest side will be detoured via I-465 South or I-865 East.

The project will also close both directions of I-65 between Meridian St. (exit 113) and 21st St. (exit 115) in downtown Indianapolis. The entrance and exit ramps at the Dr. Martin Luther King St.//West St. interchange (exit 114) will also be closed. The entrance ramp from 21st St. to northbound I-65 will remain open.

INDOT has been coordinating with varies stakeholders near the project to discuss maintenance of traffic and receive input on how to sustain some stakeholder services during construction.

Stay updated on this project by visiting the project website found here.

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