Lane restrictions on Washington Street to impact traffic

MARION COUNTY, Ind. –The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced today that on or after August 26, there will be nightly lane restrictions on both eastbound and westbound Washington Street for structure demolition.

Depending on where demolition work is occurring, traffic will shift to avoid active demolition areas. Through traffic and turning movements will be maintained, although motorists should be aware of changing traffic patterns in the area. Washington Street construction will be finished on or after September 16, weather permitting

Also, beginning on or after August 30 through September 1, there will be daytime lane intermittent closures on Vermont Street to set bridge beams. The short-term traffic restrictions will last for a maximum of up to 20 minutes. Vehicles and pedestrians should expect changing traffic conditions in the area.

Additionally, eastbound Ohio Street will be closed to traffic at College Avenue on or after September 1, weather permitting. All eastbound Ohio Street traffic will be redirected to New York Street via College Avenue for the duration of this closure. It is anticipated that Ohio Street will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic until September 28.

During the Ohio Street closure, access to downtown Indianapolis will be maintained via:

  • I-70 westbound exit ramp to Ohio St.
  • Pine St. entrance ramp to I-70 eastbound from New York St. and Michigan St.
  • I-65 northbound/I-70 eastbound exit ramp to Washington St.
  • I-65 northbound and southbound to Martin Luther King. Jr./West St.
  • I-65 southbound to Meridian St.
  • All existing ramps on I-70 west of the South Split

Project information can be found at northsplit.com.

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
Indiana motorists can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts any time throughout the state, here: https://www.in.gov/indot/2420.htm.

For details on the lane restrictions and closures associated with the current 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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