Traffic

Westbound I-70 Ramp to Northbound I-465 Closing This Weekend for Pavement Repair

July 23rd, 2014 at 4:53 am by under Traffic

Westbound I-70 Ramp to Northbound I-465

Closing This Weekend for Pavement Repair

INDIANAPOLIS – Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plan pavement repairs this weekend requiring closure of the westbound I-70 ramp to northbound I-465 on the city’s east side.

Beginning Friday, July 25 at 9 p.m., crews will close the ramp to remove and replace damaged pavement. Westbound I-70 access to southbound I-465 will remain open.

Dynamic message signs and detour route markers will direct traffic to continue west on I-70 to Shadeland Avenue (Exit 89) and return eastbound on I-70 to access northbound I-465. The ramp is expected to open by 6 a.m. on Monday, July 28.

These repairs are recurring and additional weekend ramp closures should be expected. Only one of the two ramps—northbound or southbound—will be closed at a time each weekend through August. Weather permitting, a ramp will close at 9 p.m. Friday and is expected to reopen by 6 a.m. the following Monday. Specific ramp closures will be updated weekly as crews progress with repairs.

Drivers are advised to practice safe habits, especially in highway work zones. Motorists are urged to always comply with speed limits, maintain safe distances from other vehicles and avoid all distractions. INDOT partners with the Indiana State Police to provide increased work zones patrols and promote public safety.

The statewide TrafficWise traveler information webpage includes updated reports for all state roads, U.S. highways and interstates across Indiana. Motorists can learn about traffic conditions, road closures, construction information, and crashes by going to www.TrafficWise.in.gov or calling 1-800-261-ROAD (7623).

Subscribe to receive INDOT email updates for Marion County here. News and information are also posted on the Indiana Department of Transportation: East Central Facebook page and on Twitter @INDOT_ECentral.


IndyGo Service Impacts for Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

July 23rd, 2014 at 4:51 am by under Traffic

IndyGo Service Impacts for Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (JULY 22, 2013) – Heavy traffic around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway due to the Brickyard 400 Race will cause interruptions for IndyGo’s west side bus routes.

On Sunday, July 27 passengers should expect the following service interruptions all day on these routes:

Route 3 – Michigan Street: No bus service will be available west of Michigan Plaza.
Route 10 – 10th Street: No bus service will be available west of Eskenazi Hospital.
Route 15 – Riverside: No service will be available west of Riverside Park.
Route 37 – Park 100: A major reroute will close all stops on Michigan Street, New York Street, White River Parkway and Lafayette Road between 16th and 38th Streets.
At the conclusion of the race, the following routes will go on detour:

Route 5 – E. 25th/Harding: All trips will begin and end at Harding and 25th Streets, closing all regular Route 5 stops north of 25th Street on the westside.
Route 38 – Lafayette Square: No bus service will be available west of Georgetown Road.
Passengers should be reminded that Route 25 – West 16th does not run on Sundays, so no transit service is available to the track on Race Day, July 28.

As with all special events that disrupt normal traffic flow, passengers should plan ahead and allow plenty of time for travel to their destinations. As the race progresses, some bus service may be resumed if streets are re-opened.

IndyGo Customer Service can help plan trips prior to race day at 317.635.3344 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details are also available on IndyGo.net.

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IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public bus transit services to residents and visitors throughout Marion County. IndyGo is led by President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Terry, and a seven-member, bipartisan board appointed by the Mayor of Indianapolis and the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County. On its 31 local service fixed routes IndyGo provided 10.2M passenger trips in 2013. Visit IndyGo.net or call 317.635.3344 for more information. Find IndyGo on Twitter @IndyGoBus or Facebook by searching pages “IndyGo.”


New restrictions to note

July 23rd, 2014 at 4:49 am by under Traffic

In Carmel
Center Turn Lane Restriction on 116th

CARMEL, IN – The center turn lane of 116th Street will be restricted between Hazel Dell Parkway and River Road to construct a concrete median for the Bickford of Carmel. This work will begin July 28th and be completed by August 8th , weather permitting.

On the south side
Westbound I-70 Ramp to Northbound I-465
Closing This Weekend for Pavement Repair
INDIANAPOLIS – Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plan pavement repairs this weekend requiring closure of the westbound I-70 ramp to northbound I-465 on the city’s east side.

Beginning Friday, July 25 at 9 p.m., crews will close the ramp to remove and replace damaged pavement. Westbound I-70 access to southbound I-465 will remain open.

Dynamic message signs and detour route markers will direct traffic to continue west on I-70 to Shadeland Avenue (Exit 89) and return eastbound on I-70 to access northbound I-465. The ramp is expected to open by 6 a.m. on Monday, July 28.

These repairs are recurring and additional weekend ramp closures should be expected. Only one of the two ramps—northbound or southbound—will be closed at a time each weekend through August. Weather permitting, a ramp will close at 9 p.m. Friday and is expected to reopen by 6 a.m. the following Monday. Specific ramp closures will be updated weekly as crews progress with repairs.

Drivers are advised to practice safe habits, especially in highway work zones. Motorists are urged to always comply with speed limits, maintain safe distances from other vehicles and avoid all distractions. INDOT partners with the Indiana State Police to provide increased work zones patrols and promote public safety.

The statewide TrafficWise traveler information webpage includes updated reports for all state roads, U.S. highways and interstates across Indiana. Motorists can learn about traffic conditions, road closures, construction information, and crashes by going to www.TrafficWise.in.gov or calling 1-800-261-ROAD (7623).

Subscribe to receive INDOT email updates for Marion County here. News and information are also posted on the Indiana Department of Transportation: East Central Facebook page and on Twitter @INDOT_ECentral.


All current DPW projects listed here

June 24th, 2014 at 7:25 am by under Traffic

http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPW/RebuildIndy/Projects/Pages/StreetClosingAlerts.aspx?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DPW+6%2D13%2D2014


I 70 weekend work update by county

June 20th, 2014 at 4:46 am by under Traffic

EAST CENTRAL INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) reminds motorists to be alert for lane restrictions and crews working on Interstate 70 this weekend. Always practice safe driving habits in work zones. Follow speed limits, maintain safe distances from other vehicles and avoid all distractions—including cell phones. Expect work zone restrictions and potential delays on I-70 in the following areas:

Marion County

The westbound I-70 ramp to southbound I-465 on the east side of Indianapolis will be closed beginning Friday at 9 p.m. until Monday at 6 a.m.

Hancock County

The right lane of westbound I-70 from State Road 9 (Exit 104) to mile marker 101 will be closed beginning Sunday at 9 p.m. until Monday at 6 a.m.
The left lane of westbound I-70 is diverted across the median between State Road 9 (Exit 104 to Greenfield) and Mt. Comfort Road (Exit 96). Eastbound and westbound lanes are shifted.

Henry County

The right lane of westbound I-70 between State Road 3 (New Castle Exit 123) and State Road 109 (Knightstown Exit 115) will be closed beginning Friday at 8 p.m. until Sunday at 2 p.m.

Wayne County

The right lane of eastbound I-70 and the loop ramp to northbound U.S. 35/Williamsburg Pike (Exit 149 B) will be closed beginning Friday at 9 p.m. until Monday at 6 a.m.
The right lane of eastbound I-70 east of U.S. 27/Chester Boulevard (Exit 151) will be closed beginning Friday at 8 p.m. until Sunday at 2 p.m.

Recurring weeknight and weekend lane restrictions should be expected in these areas as contractors make pavement repairs. For more information on INDOT work zones, highway restrictions and traffic conditions, go to TrafficWise.in.gov or call toll-free 800-261-ROAD (7623).

The Indiana Work Zone Safety Law sets steep penalties for driving infractions in highway work zones. INDOT partners with the Indiana State Police to provide increased patrols and promote public safety in work zones.

Subscribe to receive INDOT email updates for Wayne, Henry, Hancock and Marion counties by clicking the county. Updates are also available on the Indiana Department of Transportation East Central Facebook page and on Twitter @INDOT_ECentral.


Southside Flyover update I 465 @ I 65

June 20th, 2014 at 4:42 am by under Traffic

New I-465 Ramp to I-65 Opening at South Side Interchange
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plans to shift traffic Friday night onto a new ramp at the south side Interstate 465 and 65 interchange.

The eastbound I-465 ramp to southbound I-65 was rebuilt on a new alignment to allow room for construction of a new two-lane flyover ramp from westbound I-465 to southbound I-65. Shifting traffic to the new ramp will allow crews to begin removal of the previous ramp and continue construction of the new flyover bridge.

Motorists should expect right lane restrictions on eastbound I-465 and southbound I-65 near the south side interchange beginning Friday at 9 p.m. until Saturday at 6 a.m. Crews will be working overnight to modify pavement markings and move traffic to the new ramp. This work is weather dependent and will be postponed in the event of inclement weather.

Always comply with work zone speed limits, maintain safe distances from other vehicles and avoid all distractions to improve safety for both highway workers and motorists. INDOT partners with the Indiana State Police to provide increased work zones patrols and promote public safety.

Walsh Construction Company, INDOT’s contractor for the $40 million Operation Indy Commute project, is constructing auxiliary lanes along I-65 to connect between the I-465 and Southport Road interchange ramps. Auxiliary lanes are also being built on I-465 between I-65 and Emerson Avenue. A new two-lane flyover ramp from westbound I-465 to southbound I-65 is will 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 here. Receive INDOT updates for all of Marion County here. News and information are also posted on the Indiana Department of Transportation: East Central Facebook page and on Twitter @INDOT_ECentral.


Road closure notification in Hamilton county

June 17th, 2014 at 5:14 am by under Traffic

Spring Mill Road at 103rd Street will close for 3 days beginning on or after 5:30 a.m. on June 17th and reopening to traffic by Thursday June 20th. The three day road closure will be for the installation of a storm sewer crossing Spring Mill Road for the proposed roundabout construction at 103rd and Spring Mill.

Once Spring Mill re-opens to traffic it will remain open for approximately 45 days while 103rd at Spring Mill is reconstructed into the new alignment and roundabout with reconstructed lanes toward Superior Street. Once the 45 day construction is nearing completion, Spring Mill will be closed again for approximately 15 days for construction of the north and south end connections to the new roundabout with re-opening to traffic around the middle of August. 103rd Street south of Superior and east of Spring Mill will be closed from June 16th and until the roundabout re-opens to traffic.

A detour route will be in place for the entirety of this work.


I 69 ready to open with added auxiliary lane

June 10th, 2014 at 7:04 am by under Traffic

Indycommute
Operation Indy Commute: I-69 Nearing Completion
New Southbound Auxiliary Lane Opening By End of Week

FISHERS – Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) expect to finish the final improvements to Interstate 69 between I-465 and State Road 37 by the end of this week—weather permitting. New southbound auxiliary lanes connecting between interchange ramps at 116th, 96th and 82nd streets are anticipated to open to traffic this week as the interstate is restriped during the overnight hours.

Crews plan overnight painting of lane markings this week to shift traffic into its permanent configuration. Beginning tonight at 8 p.m., motorists should expect various lane restrictions on southbound I-69 between 116th Street and 96th Street. Multiple lanes may be restricted after 10 p.m. Tuesday night crews expect to work between 96th Street and 82nd Street, and Wednesday night work will be completed south of 82nd Street to I-465. This schedule is subject to rain delays.

Drivers are advised to be cautious and practice safe habits in highway work zones. While the new lanes are anticipated to open to traffic this week, contractors will still be working in the area finishing minor items. Always follow speed limits, maintain safe distances from other vehicles and avoid all distractions—including cell phones.

Last year, Rieth-Riley Construction built a new southbound travel lane between 116th Street and I-465 to add capacity and improve traffic flow. The contractor also built northbound auxiliary lanes connecting interchange ramps at 82nd, 96th and 116th streets. The auxiliary lanes are intended to improve traffic flow and strategically alleviate recurring commuting bottlenecks by allowing traffic traveling from one interchange ramp to the next to avoid unnecessarily merging with mainline interstate traffic.

A separate contract with Milestone Contractors built capacity and configuration improvements to the I-69 Exit 205 interchange at State Road 37 and 116th Street that are now open to traffic. Another Operation Indy Commute project is currently underway at the south side I-465 and I-65 interchange, and improvements are expected to be complete before the end of this year. For more information about Operation Indy Commute, visit www.IndyCommute.indot.in.gov.

Motorists, businesses and residents are encouraged to subscribe to receive email updates using the red envelope GovDelivery icon found on any INDOT web page. For construction updates, photos and more via social media, like the Indiana Department of Transportation: East Central Facebook page and follow @INDOT_ECentral on Twitter.


Changes on I 70 Greenfiled to Mt. Comfort

May 29th, 2014 at 5:04 am by under Traffic

Westbound I-70 Work Zone Traffic Shifting

Eastbound Lane Restriction for Concrete Patching

HANCOCK COUNTY – Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plan to shift the right lane of westbound Interstate 70 in the construction zone between State Road 9 (Exit 104 to Greenfield) and Mt. Comfort Road (Exit 96).

Milestone Contractors will close the right lane of westbound I-70 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Crews will move barrier wall and restripe the roadway west of the Buck Creek bridge to shift the lane onto the right shoulder. The lane configuration east of the Buck Creek bridge will remain in the current position.

During Saturday’s lane restriction, all westbound traffic will be placed in the left lane, which is diverted across the median to share the eastbound side of the interstate. Concrete barrier wall separates opposing directions of traffic.

Beginning Friday at 9 p.m., crews plan to restrict the right lane of eastbound I-70 approaching State Road 9 (Greenfield Exit 104) for concrete patching. The restriction will remain in place until approximately 2 p.m. Sunday to allow new concrete time to cure.

Drivers are advised to practice safe habits, especially in highway work zones. INDOT partners with the Indiana State Police to provide increased work zones patrols and promote public safety. Motorists are urged to always comply with work zone speed limits, maintain safe distances from other vehicles and avoid distractions to improve safety for both highway workers and motorists.

INDOT encourages motorists, residents and businesses to visit www.indot.in.gov and subscribe to receive INDOT news and information by email using the red GovDelivery envelope icon. Updates will also be provided on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/INDOTEastCentral and by following @INDOT_ECentral on Twitter.


Update on I 69 meassage boards

May 23rd, 2014 at 4:46 am by under Traffic

Crews Installing Dynamic Message Sign on I-69

FISHERS – Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plan traffic restrictions tonight on Interstate 69 to install an overhead dynamic message sign near 106th Street.

After 8 p.m., crews plan to restrict two right lanes of southbound I-69 near 116th Street and one left lane of northbound I-69 near 96th Street. Some temporary traffic stops will be required after midnight as crews use a crane to lift a box truss over southbound interstate lanes. All lane restrictions are expected to end by 6 a.m.

Rieth-Riley Construction, the INDOT contractor for the $11 million Operation Indy Commute project, is currently paving a new auxiliary lane connecting between 116th Street and 96th street interchanges and will soon begin paving a new auxiliary lane connecting between 96th and 82nd streets.

Drivers are advised to practice safe habits in highway work zones, such as following work zone speed limits, maintaining safe distances from other vehicles, and avoiding all distractions. The Indiana Work Zone Safety Law sets steep penalties for driving infractions within highway work zones. Citations for speeding in a work zone could result in a fine of up to $1,000. Motorists who drive recklessly or aggressively through a work zone face fines up to $5,000. Drivers who injure or kill a highway worker may end up paying a $10,000 fine and serving up to eight years behind bars. Fines generated from the work zone law are used to fund additional work zone patrols in an around work zones. For more information on work zone safety, go to workzonesafety.in.gov.

Last year, Rieth-Riley constructed a new southbound travel lane between 116th Street and I-465 to add capacity and improve traffic flow. The contractor also built northbound auxiliary lanes connecting interchange ramps at 82nd, 96th and 116th streets. The auxiliary lanes are intended to improve traffic flow and strategically alleviate recurring commuting bottlenecks by allowing traffic traveling from one interchange ramp to the next to avoid unnecessarily merging with mainline interstate traffic.

A separate $18 million contract made capacity and configuration improvements to the I-69 Exit 205 interchange at State Road 37 and 116th Street that are now open to traffic. For more information about Operation Indy Commute, visit www.IndyCommute.indot.in.gov.

Motorists, businesses and residents are encouraged to subscribe to receive email updates using the red envelope GovDelivery icon found on any INDOT web page. For construction updates, photos and more via social media, like the Indiana Department of Transportation: East Central Facebook page and follow @INDOT_ECentral on Twitter.