The westbound lane of Interstate 465 reopened Friday afternoon on the city’s northeast side following the tanker explosion Thursday that closed parts of the expressway in both directions.
Indiana State Police are cautioning motorists to steer clear of Interstates 465 and 69 on the northeast side of the city this
evening following a propane tanker explosion that closed the roadways.
A liquid propane tanker exploded on a highway ramp Thursday morning, closing Interstates 69 and 465 on the north side of Indianapolis.
According to initial TV reports, the closure could be long term due to structural damage caused by the explosion.
Cost management was the operative phrase in the introduction this month of a highway executive to manage the Interstate
69 extension to Evansville.
Federal stimulus money for Indiana highway projects so far has put to work 1,222 people with a payroll of $1.27 million,
according to state records of 42 projects under way in which contractors have reported job data. The work, ranging
from paving to replacing bridge decks, had a total contract value of $39.2 million.
Recently elected as a Hendricks County commissioner, Eric Wathen says his top priority is to complete the long-promised Ronald
Reagan Parkway, which would open a congestion-free path through the suburbs of Brownsburg, Avon and Plainfield.
Several landmark commercial properties fronting Interstate 465 on the northeast side could be in the path of bulldozers
when the state begins adding lanes as early as 2012. Memos prepared by a consulting firm to the Indiana
Department of Transportation go as far as estimating acquisition prices for buildings, including that of
country station WFMS-FM 95.5 and other Cumulus Media stations at 6810 N. Shadeland Ave.