INDOT Plans to Close Portion of Interstate 65 in Indianapolis on July 1

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close portions of I-65 in Indianapolis beginning on July 1 and anticipate opening the interstate back to traffic on Aug. 5. American Contracting & Services Inc. has been contracted to rehab seven bridges along the stretch of I-65. This is not part of the highly-publicized North Split project.

Southbound Interstate 65 between the I-65/I-465 interchange on the northwest side of Indianapolis will be closed. During the closure, I-65 southbound traffic on the northwest side will be detoured via I-465 South or I-865 East.

The project will also close both directions of I-65 between Meridian St. (exit 113) and 21st St. (exit 115) in downtown Indianapolis. The entrance and exit ramps at the Dr. Martin Luther King St.//West St. interchange (exit 114) will also be closed. The entrance ramp from 21st St. to northbound I-65 will remain open.

INDOT has been coordinating with varies stakeholders near the project to discuss maintenance of traffic and receive input on how to sustain some stakeholder services during construction.

Stay updated on this project by visiting the project website found here.

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I-65 NW Closure

INDOT will close I-65 SB at I-465 on the northwest side. Traffic will be diverted via I-465, I-865.

I-65 DT Closure

I-65 between Meridian Street (exit 113) and 21st Street (exit 115) will be closed, including Dr. MLK Jr. St./West St. interchange (exit 114). Access to NB I-65 from 21st St. will remain open.

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