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I-70 EB to close Monday for 30 days from North Split to I-465

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Starting Monday, drivers in the Indianapolis area will have to find alternative ways to get around the city as parts of Interstate 70 close for 30 days.

Eastbound lanes of I-70 from the North Split to I-465 are set to close on April 13 and reopen on May 13. The westbound lanes of I-70 of the same section will shut down on April 23, are set to reopen May 23, Indiana Department of Transportation said.

INDOT says that due to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order, traffic has been down 40%. So, the department is using this time to accelerate planned construction on I-70 before high-traffic events resume.

The department suggests the following detours during the closures:

  • From the airport to I-70 EB: Take I-70 EB to I-465 SB to I-70 EB. 
  • From Downtown Indianapolis to I-70 EB: Take I-65 SB to I-465 EB to I-70 EB. 
  • From I-70 WB to Downtown Indianapolis: Take I-465 SB to I-65 NB to Downtown Indianapolis. 
  • From I-70 WB to the airport: Take I-465 SB to I-70 WB on the Southwest side.