INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Transportation officials and Indiana State Police reported few problems as a result of the South Split shut-down Tuesday.
For the next two months, more than 100,000 vehicles will be detoured each day around the stretch of interstate as construction crews lower the pavement underneath bridge overpasses.
The $12 million project came about after more than 400 over-sized trucks have struck the bridges since 1999.
To prepare for Tuesday morning, INDOT deployed all of the agency's traffic signal timing engineers to monitor lights on the ramps that are open.
Indianapolis Metropolitan police also had officers at many intersections to direct traffic as needed.
INDOT Spokesperson Will Wingfield said adjustments were being made to the Pine Street entrance ramp to I-65 North-bound/I-70 Eastbound, the light at I-70 and West Street, and at I-65 and Raymond to reduce congestion and wait times.
Another trouble spot was I-465 Southbound and westbound approaching the I-65 interchange.
Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation expect commutes altered will continue to improve in the days to come.
"This is the first day," Wingfield. "People are still testing out their best routes. Traffic hasn't yet reached an equilibrium so that will take some time."
The portion of highways closed at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday as work began on a $12.4 million project to add more clearance to seven area bridges.
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