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I-70 Ramp Closing WHERE?

A series of weekend ramp closures begins on I-70 this weekend.

Now that construction season has gone full bore, we can expect a series of moderately inconvenient ramp closures overnight and through the weekend. Beginning Friday, June 8th and through the weekend, the off-ramp from eastbound I-70 to Illinois St. will close for the entire weekend to fix the pavement (weather permitting):

Illinois Ramp

(Photo Credit: INDOT)

The ramp from eastbound I-70 to Madison Ave/Meridian St. will REMAIN OPEN.

Take a look:

I-70 Closure

The closure begins Friday at 9am and ends Monday at 7am, meaning Friday night downtown doers and Monday morning commuters will have to navigate around the closed ramp.

This is part of a series of paving projects that will eventually include the closure of different ramps at I-70 and Holt Rd. and Meridian St., and ramps at the interchange of I-465 to S.R. 67/Kentucky Ave. The whole thing should be done by fall of this year.


Around 50,000 people will converge on downtown Indy and the Mass Ave. Cultural District this weekend for the Indy Pride Festival. The Parade steps off at 10am on Mass at College, then heads down New York St. to Military Park - where the Indy Pride Festival will be held. Unless you're attending the parade or festival, you’ll want to avoid these streets for a couple of hours:

Pride Mass

(Photo Credit: Indypride.org)

The festival takes place on the west side of downtown in Military Park from 11am - 11pm. Expect plenty of foot traffic around the park and all over downtown. There will also be shuttles running back and forth from Mass Ave to the Park until the festival is over.

In other words, expect delays if you’re heading to downtown this weekend.

Military Park

(Photo Credit: Indypride.org)


I wish I could use my nonexistent magical traffic powers and stop I-65 from closing July 1st, but alas. Info coming on the closure and reroutes. Until then, hold someone you love. A little necking doesn’t hurt either.

-Bair


Matt Bair is the new voice of Indianapolis traffic, and can be followed on Twitter @WIBCTraffic.. Tips? Call direct at (317) 684-8134 or the 93 WIBC Newsroom at (317) 637-6397.

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