Thanks so much for posting things so others can see. I sent several emails today on road construction that is happening this summer. I did send one twice, as I wanted the second one posted and not the first – but you should have received either 2 or 3 different messages. Just wanted you to be aware that they are different and all very important to our areas. Thanks again for helping to get the word out to others!
Here is something that will probably affect most of us during the summer starting tomorrow. Hopefully you have already seen something about this before now in the news. If not, please take note and feel free to forward this to others who live or drive on I-465 between I-70 and I-65 on the southwest, south side of Marion County. Hope this information is useful to you.
|Improvements will add capacity on I-465 between I-65 and I-70
I-465 closures planned for June and July on southwest side of Indianapolis
Improvements will add capacity on I-465 between I-65 and I-70
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Improvements to I-465 on Indianapolis’ southwest side, including an additional travel lane in each direction, are a significant component of the overall I-69 Finish Line project and will require temporary, directional closures of I-465 in June and July. Construction work will require motorists to adjust their commutes or plan for longer travel times to reach their destinations. Maps of both eastbound and westbound closures are available here. Eastbound and westbound closures will not take place at the same time.
From June 2-21, eastbound lanes of I-465 will be fully closed to traffic between I-65 and I-70. The detour for I-465 eastbound traffic will follow I-70 eastbound to I-65 southbound in the South Split. The following ramps will also be closed for the duration of the closure:
- I-70 east and westbound to I-465 westbound
- Kentucky Avenue/S.R. 67 to/from I-465 eastbound
- Mann Road to I-465 eastbound
- Harding Street/S.R. 37 to/from I-465 eastbound
- East Street/U.S. 31 to/from I-465 eastbound
Click here to view a larger image of the eastbound closures map
From July 7-29, westbound lanes of I-465 will be fully closed to traffic between I-65 and I-70. The detour for I-465 westbound traffic will follow I-65 northbound to I-70 westbound in the South Split. The following ramps will be closed for the duration of the closure:
- I-65 northbound/southbound to I-465 westbound
- East Street/U.S. 31 to/from I-465 westbound
- Harding Street/S.R. 37 to/from I-465 westbound
- Kentucky Avenue/S.R. 67 to/from I-465 westbound
Click here to view a larger image of the westbound closures map
The southbound U.S. 31 (East Street) ramp to I-465 westbound that is currently closed will remain closed through late 2024.
Adding Capacity: Safely and Efficiently
The directional closures will allow construction crews to safely perform many of the work activities associated with adding travel lanes, such as bridge and structure work, installing drainage structures, and grading for the new I-69/I-465 interchange. Hundreds of construction workers will be actively working on-site 24/7 during each closure. The official detour for both closures will follow I-65 and I-70.
Stay up to date on all project news and information by texting “INDOT FINISH” to “468311” or click here to sign up for email alerts. For visitors traveling to or through Indianapolis, advanced signage will be placed around Central Indiana informing motorists of the upcoming I-465 closures.
Drivers should avoid distractions, follow traffic delineators and pavement markings, and leave plenty of space between themselves and other motorists.