INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Sections of Interstates 65 and 70 will have construction projects that will restrict traffic from April-November, the Indiana Department of Transportation said Tuesday.
Most of the central Indiana projects will be in the Indianapolis area. In most of the weather-dependent projects, traffic will be shifted to one side of the interstate, usually creating two lanes in each direction. The other side of the interstate will be shut down completely as contractors work.
Outside of Marion County from April-December, patching and resurfacing will limit traffic on I-70 from Post Road in Indianapolis to the Indiana-Ohio state line. One lane will be open in each direction at all times during the summer. There will be ramp closings. Contractors will work in multiple 10-mile zones in one direction at a time.
Here are the Indianapolis area projects:
Interstate 65 at Keystone Avenue: A bridge will be replaced from April-November. Southbound lanes will initially be rerouted onto northbound lanes. Three lanes will be available in each direction during rush hours, but only two lanes at other times.
Interstate 70 from I-465 on the east side to Post Road: Night and weekend lane restrictions will occur from April-October.
Interstate 65 at Southport Road: A bridge will be replaced from May-November. Three lanes will be open in each direction. The ramp onto I-65 northbound will be closed.
Interstate 70 from I-465 on west side to downtown South Split: Eastbound lanes will be closed from May 26-July 3. Westbound lanes will be closed from Aug. 3-Sept. 4. There will be ramp closings and local street closings as well.
Interstate 70 from downtown north split to I-465 on the east side: Eastbound lanes will be closed from May 26-July 3. Westbound lanes will be closed Aug. 3 to Sept. 4. During the closings, a limited number of lanes will be maintained in each direction.
Interstate 70 from Post Road in Indianapolis to Mount Comfort Road in Hancock County: Eastbound lanes will be closed from May 26-July 3. Westbound lanes will be closed Aug. 3-Sept. 4. During the closings, a limited number of lanes will be maintained in each direction.
Interstate 70 from Ronald Reagan Parkway to State Road 267 in Plainfield: From June-October westbound lanes will be closed for patching. In the usual eastbound lanes, three lanes will be designated as eastbound and two lanes as westbound. Also, the ramp from State Road 267 to I-70 eastbound will be closed.