City commuters brace for closures to key portions of Interstate 65

Drivers will have to avoid Interstate 65 through downtown Indianapolis for 35 days starting July 1 due to work on seven bridges.

As many as 130,000 vehicles a day regularly pass through portions of the affected areas.

The project will close both directions of I-65 from Meridian Street—Exit 113—and 21st Street—Exit 115. The entrance and exit ramps at the Dr. Martin Luther King Street/West Street interchange at Exit 114 also will be closed, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. The entrance ramp from 21st St. to northbound I-65 will remain open.

Southbound I-65 between the I-65/I-465 interchange on the northwest side of the city also 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 estimated reopening date for the interstate is Aug. 5.

Maps for the projects can be found here.

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