Big Road Construction Project to Start in Indianapolis:
Motorists will be dealing with road closures and detours in one part of southern Indianapolis for the next few months. Crews from the Indiana Department of Transportation have begun a multi-million dollar improvement project on I-65 and I-465 in the area of Lick Creek. The goal of this project is to reconstruct six bridges along those interstates. Because of this work, the I-465 eastern loop ramp that connects to northbound I-65 will be closed for the duration of the project. Detours will be set up to guide motorists to the Southport Road exit in order for them to get back onto northbound I-65. However, two lanes of I-65 north will be closed so work crews can paint temporary lane markings. Temporary concrete barriers will also be set up to aid in traffic shifts. As a result, northbound I-65 will have three lanes, while southbound I-65 will have only two lanes. This traffic shift is expected to be in place through the summer. Your text to link…
For late summer, crews will shift all traffic on I-65 to the southbound lanes while work takes place on the northbound lanes. Speed limits in the work zones will be reduced from 55 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour. Most work takes place during night time hours.
The I-65/I-465 project costs $19.6 million. I-65 runs north and south through Indianapolis, giving drivers straight shots to Illinois and Louisville, Kentucky. I-465 encircles the city, with easy access to Indianapolis International Airport, Eagle Creek Park, and Castleton.