INDOT said all lanes of I-465 will be closed from I-65 on the south side to I-70 on the east side starting at 9 p.m. Friday.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning motorists it will close parts of Interstate 65 and I-70 in Indianapolis beginning this week to complete work delayed by recent rains.
The project will close both directions of Interstate 65 between the Meridian Street and 21st Street exits starting next week.
Traffic downtown and the northwest side will be affected by the closures, which are expected to last about 35 days in late spring.
The Indiana Department of Transportation said northbound lanes of Interstate 465 reopened Wednesday, only one day after a truck carrying heavy equipment heavily damaged a highway overpass on the west side of Indianapolis.
INDOT had already planned to replace the bridge as part of its “465/69 Northeast” rebuilding project. But the traffic-flow part of the plan drew the ire of some Castleton-area retailers.
The ongoing rehab of Interstate 465 will continue to be the biggest highway project in the metro area in 2011, but the rebuilding of an 11-mile segment on the west side could be all but finished by the end of the year—just when other significant highway projects will get under way in the metro area.
Indy Connect will hold its first public forum Tuesday evening to begin the process of gathering public input on a regional
transportation plan that proposes raising taxes to build a light-rail line, improve bus service and expand roadways.
A complex system of signs along Indianapolis’ interstate highway system was pressed into action after a propane tanker exploded
in October near I-465 and I-69.
The next time you’re tooling along Interstate 465 on the west side, take notice of the girders supporting the new 21st Street bridge. You might see more of them in the future. The experimental concrete beams are bigger than normal and shaped like a “U” instead of the traditional “I.” Think of an elongated, Paul-Bunyan-class […]
Counties wanting to speed traffic among suburbs are building highways to avoid having to travel into Indianapolis. The result,
a 100-mile outer loop beyond Interstate 465, won’t be completed for years, and it won’t be built to consistent standards,
but it might help ease congestion.