Weekend Ramp Closures Slam The East Side



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Weekend Ramp Closures Slam The East Side

Another round of ramp and lane closures is scheduled for this weekend, and a tougher inbound commute is in store for Hancock Co.

(Photo Credit: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand - Getty Images)

My eyes are bleeding, and not in a Chitulu kind of way. I’ve wrapped my head in gauze so I'm unable to find the comprehensive list of ramp closures and lane restrictions for this weekend. This is good, because honestly, I didn’t know there was this much interstate in Indianapolis, or ramp. It’s a great time to launch my “stop building roads” campaign. If there are no roads, there can’t be ramps to fix. We return to state of nature. Piggy has the conch.


Lots of ramp closures at the "D".

Before we get to the impressive amount of weekend road work in the Circle City, including the many east side ramps that are closing, we address another problematic lane restriction on I-70 that could slow down the decent people of Hancock Co. on their way to the carnival:


This week, the construction was on the eastbound (outbound) side of I-70, from Indianapolis past Mt. Comfort Rd. That’s all done. Next week, the westbound (inbound) lanes get their maintenance makeover. Starting Friday night (10/18) at 9pm, the right lane on westbound I-70 will be closed from Fortville Pike (west of Greenfield/S.R. 9) to Mt. Comfort Rd.


This could absolutely trash morning rush for those heading into the metro from Hancock Co., as it did for drivers during evening rush this week. Traffic was often stopped going east because of people merging into the left lane. 

There are several ways to reroute, with the obvious being U.S. 40 into Indy.

Plan ahead. This will be joyless.


Ramp Closures - East Side and South Side

Let's get it on! So many delicious ramps to close! Did I mention the east side? Take a look at this fancy map (in color)!

Ramp Closures

Not ignoring the obligatory I-65 ramp closure, the I-74/I-465 interchange on the east side is a real peach, and Lawrence drivers will have to use the I-70 ramps or city streets for a trip to say... Fishers:

  • Pendleton Pike to AND from Northbound I-465

          Friday 9pm to Monday 6am

  • Northbound I-465 to E. 56th St. (Northeast side)

          Friday 9pm to Monday 6am

  • Westbound I-74 to Northbound I-465 (Southeast side)

          Friday 9pm to Sunday 9pm 

  • Southeastern Ave. to Northbound I-465

          Friday 9pm to Sunday 9pm

  • Northbound I-465 to Eastbound I-74 (Southeast side)

          Friday 9pm to Sunday 9pm

  • Westbound I-74/Northbound I-465 Connecting Ramp to S. Shadeland Ave.

          Saturday 7am to Tuesday 9pm

  • Northbound I-465 to U.S. 40/Washington St.

          Friday 9pm to Sunday 9pm

  • Westbound I-465 to Westbound I-865 

          Saturday 5am to Sunday 6am

Ramp Closures - North Side

North Ramps

On the north side, access from I-465 to I-865 (and vice versa) is restricted during certain times this weekend, and northeast side drivers heading west are shutdown at Allisonville Rd. and Keystone:

  • Eastbound I-865 to Eastbound I-465

          Sunday 6pm to Monday 6am

  • Allisonville Rd. to Westbound I-465

          Friday 8pm to Monday 6am

  • Keystone Ave. to AND from Westbound I-465

          Friday 8pm to Monday 6am

Lane Restrictions

Weekend Lane Closures

(Photo Credit: INDOT East)

That's quite a section of road work on westbound I-465 on the north side (essentially from the White River to I-865). Also, south siders, you have real mess going north AND south from Southport Rd. to I-465. Only one lane of travel, which means U.S. 31 time, or another preferred alternate route.

  • Southbound I-65 from I-465 to Southport Rd.

          One lane open

          Friday 9pm to Monday 6am

  • Northbound I-65 from Southport Rd. to I-465

          One lane open

          Friday 9pm to Monday 6am

  • Westbound I-465 from White River to College Ave. (Northeast side)

          One lane open

          Friday 8pm to Monday 6am

  • Northbound I-465 from I-70 to 56th St.

          One lane open

          Friday 9pm to Monday 6am

  • Northbound and Southbound I-69 from 75th St. to S.R. 37

          Two lanes closed intermittently 

          Saturday 7am to Sunday 7pm

  • Eastbound and Westbound I-865 from I-465 to I-65

          One lane open in each direction

          Saturday 4am to Saturday 6pm

  • Southbound I-465 from I-65 to W. 56th St. (West side)

          Right Three lanes closed 

          Friday 8pm to Saturday 6am 

  • Eastbound AND Westbound I-465 from 96th St. to U.S. 31/Meridian St.

          Intermittent lane closures while lane striping 

          Saturday 7am to Monday 7am

  • Northbound and Southbound I-65 from Little Eagle Creek to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. (Exit 117) (Northwest side)

          One lane open Northbound, two lanes open Southbound

          Now through end of October

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