INDOT to reopen westbound I-70 through North Split by Sunday
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Interstate 70 westbound through the North Split will reopen before the end of the weekend, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced Friday.
“Weather permitting, the westbound lanes of I-70 are expected to be open by Sunday morning,” INDOT said in a statement.
INDOT reopened eastbound I-70 at the North Split last weekend.
At 9 p.m. Friday, crews will shut down the ramp from westbound I-70 to Michigan Street so workers can place lane markings and move barrier walls. Drivers who want to get downtown will need to use the MLK/West Street exit.
The ramp will open Sunday morning with the reopening of westbound I-70, INDOT says.
Lane restrictions will also be in place on westbound I-70 from Emerson Avenue to the North Split on Friday and Saturday nights.
Drivers on northbound I-65 will still need to use the I-465 detour until I-65 reopens through the North Split “in late spring 2023,” INDOT says. The Meridian/Pennsylvania Street ramp will remain closed until I-65 has reopened.
Access to downtown Indianapolis will be maintained via:
- I-70 WB collector/distributor (C/D) exit ramp to Michigan Street (13 ton declared vehicle weight restriction effect)
- I-65 NB/ I-70 EB exit ramp to Washington Street (13-ton declared vehicle weight restriction in effect)
- I-70 WB to Martin Luther King. Jr/West Street
- I-65 SB to Meridian Street
- All existing ramps on I-70 west of the South Split
For North Split project updates, visit the INDOT website or text “NORTHSPLIT” to 468311.