INDIANAPOLIS (March 1, 2022) – Preliminary construction activities are now underway along I-465 between the White River and Fall Creek.
Crews are installing signs and marking reference points ahead of Clear Path 465 construction to rebuild and add lanes to 4.5 miles of I-465. Expect I-465 speed limits to be reduced to 45 mph by mid-March.
Clear Path 465 will improve safety and traffic flow on I-465 and I-69 where they connect on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The project includes new ramp lanes, 14 new bridges, two rehabilitated bridges, maintenance work and interchange modifications.
71st Street closure
East 71st Street and the adjacent multi-use trail are expected to close at I-465 on or after Tuesday, March 15. This closure is expected to continue through early May to dig out and drive steel supports into the ground around the I-465 bridge over 71st Street, which is being expanded for the project.
The detour will follow Shadeland Avenue, 75th Street and Binford Boulevard. Local access will be maintained for properties on either side of I-465.
East 71st Street is expected to close again at I-465 from early June through late 2022. Advance notice will be provided as the closure schedule is finalized.
Clearing work begins next week
Contractors expect to start clearing shrubs and trees and removing fencing on state property on or after Monday, March 7. Property owners using state right of way fencing as a pet or other enclosure should make alternate arrangements.
The clearing crew expects to begin along the westbound lanes of I-465 at the White River and move east. All trees within the I-465 work zone will be cut and felled by the end of March, with the chipping and removal of trunks, stumps and brush to follow.
Demolition and clearing of any remaining buildings in the Clear Path 465 work zone is expected to begin in mid-March.