INDOT reminds drivers of North Split closures ahead of NCAA events

MARION COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is reminding motorists to plan ahead for travel related to the upcoming NCAA March Madness tournament and NCAA Men & Women’s Swimming & Diving finals. Routes to Gainbridge Fieldhouse and IUPUI Natatorium may be impacted by work being performed as part of the North Split Reconstruction interchange closure. 

Exits currently open to traffic on the north side of the downtown inner loop: 

  • I-70 westbound Meridian Street/Pennsylvania Street exit 
  • I-70 westbound MLK/West Street exit 
  • I-65 southbound MLK/West Street exit 
  • I-65 southbound Meridian Street exit 
  • I-65/I-70 C/D exit ramp to Michigan Street  

Exits currently open to traffic on the south side of the downtown inner loop: 

  • I-70 to West Street exit 
  • I-70 to Illinois Street/Meridian Street exits  
  • I-65 northbound to Washington Street exit 

Southbound I-65 and westbound I-70 can be accessed from Washington Street. 

Alabama Street is currently closed under I-65 between 11th and 12th streets, and is anticipated to reopen later this week. Northbound traffic will be detoured up Fort Wayne Street to Central Avenue while southbound traffic will be redirected onto 16th Street to Central Avenue. 

Other current closures include:

  • Vermont Street: Closed under I-65 between Davidson Street and Pine Street through late March. Eastbound traffic will be directed to New York Street while westbound traffic will be rerouted to Michigan Street. 
  • Market Street: Closed under I-65 between Davidson Street and Pine Street through late-March. Eastbound and westbound vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to Washington Street throughout the duration of this closure.  
  • 10th Street: Closed under I-65 and I-70 between College Avenue and Highland Avenue through early-April. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be detoured to 16th Street throughout the duration of this closure.  
  • Ohio Street: Closed under I-65 between College Avenue and New York Street through late-May. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to New York Street throughout the duration of this closure. 
  • Lewis Street: Closed under I-65 between 13th and 16th streets through late May. Vehicular traffic will be detoured to 13th Street, Roosevelt Avenue, Commerce Avenue and 16th Street. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the Monon Loop. 

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:  

Stay informed  
For details on lane restrictions and closures associated with the current INDOT work, please visit 511 Cars for more information.  

About the Indiana Department of Transportation  
Over the past 100 years, INDOT has transformed the state of Indiana into the Crossroads of America we know today. With six district offices and 3,500 employees, the agency is responsible for constructing and maintaining more than 29,000 lane miles of highways, more than 5,700 bridges, and supporting 4,500 rail miles and 117 airports across the state. Indiana once again ranked #1 in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2019 “America’s Top States for Business” ranking. Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.  

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