Downtown Indianapolis North Split Interchange to Reopen

MARION COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation is reopening I-65 through the North Split interchange this weekend. Crews will work in stages, first on northbound lanes. After northbound lanes are open, crews will work to reopen southbound lanes.  

All I-65 NB and SB lanes are expected to be open by Monday, May 1, weather permitting. Crews will begin with reopening I-65 NB, followed by I-65 SB. After both northbound and southbound lanes are reopened, the detour on I-465 will be lifted. 

During the opening process, drivers can expect multiple short-term lane restrictions as crews install pavement markings and move barrels to open the lanes.   

With the new movements, motorists will be able to travel along I-65 through the North Split interchange from both directions.  

As a reminder, under the permanent North Split interchange configuration, there will no longer be access to I-65 SB via the Delaware/11th Street ramp and access to the Meridian/Pennsylvania Street exit will only be available through I-65 NB.  

Access to downtown Indianapolis will be maintained via:  

  • I-70 WB collector/distributor (C/D) exit ramp to Michigan Street  
  • I-65 NB/ I-70 EB exit ramp to Washington Street  
  • I-70 WB to Martin Luther King, Jr./West Street  
  • I-65 SB to Meridian Street  
  • I-65 SB to West Street 
  • All existing ramps on I-70 west of the South Split   

The I-65 SB to C/D movement, Ohio Street exit ramp, and Meridian/Pennsylvania exit ramp remain under construction. All ramps and movements are expected to be open by the end of May. 

As we continue through spring and enter summer and fall of 2023, crews will work on local street paving and aesthetic design updates, including planting.  

The North Split Reconstruction Project provides safer, more free-flowing travel for the thousands of motorists who use the interchange each day. The new system features a smaller footprint and increases the walkability of surrounding downtown Indianapolis neighborhoods. The redesigned interchange improves safety by eliminating weaving and merging, leading to better traffic flow.  

INDOT encourages drivers to slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.  

For up-to-date project information, visit northsplit.com or text “NORTHSPLIT” to 468311. Follow the North Split project’s progress on social media at: 

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