Friday night closure on the south sideApril 17th, 2014 at 6:35 am by Julie Patterson under Traffic
South Side I-65 & I-465 Ramp Closure
INDIANAPOLIS – Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plan to temporarily close the northbound I-65 ramp to eastbound I-465 Friday night. Contractors will be modifying pavement markings on the ramp to temporarily shift traffic to the left as part of the south side I-465 and I-65 Operation Indy Commute interchange improvement project.
During the overnight closure, motorists will be directed to take I-465 westbound to State Road 37/Harding Street (Exit 4) to return eastbound on I-465.
Crews plan to again close the ramp Sunday night to install temporary concrete barrier wall. Both ramp closures will begin after 11 p.m. and are expected to end before 6 a.m.
Walsh Construction Company, INDOT’s contractor for the $40 million project, is currently constructing auxiliary lanes along I-65 to connect between the I-465 and Southport Road interchange ramps. Auxiliary lanes are also being constructed on I-465 between I-65 and Emerson Avenue. A new two-lane flyover ramp from westbound I-465 to southbound I-65 is being constructed to replace the existing single-lane loop ramp. Sherman Drive remains closed until approximately Sept. 1 as the bridge over I-465 is reconstructed and lengthened to accommodate widening I-465 below.
Motorists, businesses and residents are encouraged to learn more about Operation Indy Commute I-65 & I-465 improvements at www.indycommute.indot.in.gov. Subscribe to receive project email updates by clicking the red GovDelivery envelope icon found on any INDOT web page. Updates will also be provided on the Indiana Department of Transportation: East Central Facebook page and on Twitter @INDOT_ECentral.