INDOT is launching an accelerated project that will close I-65 and I-70 between the north and south splits on the east side of downtown Indianapolis for approximately 59 days to reconstruct and lower one-half mile of pavement beneath seven bridges. The expected schedule calls for closing the interstate between the north and south splits after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 3.
Interstate lane restrictions begin on September 2. Motorists travelling Interstates 65 and 70 through Indianapolis on Labor Day should be aware of reduced travel lanes and restricted work zones as contractors place signs, modify pavement markings and set barricades and barrier walls.
Preliminary work is underway on temporary traffic improvements that will be complete before the interstate closure. This work will require overnight restrictions, and advanced notice of exact times and locations will be announced:
• Widening the Pine Street entrance ramp to eastbound I-70 to accommodate two lanes
• Restriping New York Street and restricting some parking to allow for an additional traffic lane
• Building a temporary eastbound I-70 to southbound I-65 ramp configuration with a 30 mph speed limit