Rain Extends I-465 Eastbound and Northbound Closure to Monday

INDIANAPOLIS – Due to periods of heavy rain slowing construction work in the last several days, the Indiana Department of Transportation will keep all lanes of eastbound and northbound I-465 on Indianapolis’ southeast side closed until Monday, August 26 at 6 a.m.

Work on the first phase of the approximately $13 million project was targeted for completion on the morning of Saturday, August 24, but INDOT has extended the closure to allow contractors to complete repairs and improvements hampered by weather. Contractors have been working around the clock since August 9 to restore concrete pavement, repair and replace joints, and rehabilitate bridges. INDOT crews have also been performing maintenance activities like sign replacements, guardrail repairs, street sweeping, and drain clearing. 

Motorists should continue to plan ahead, use alternate routes, and expect delays while I-465 remains closed. All lanes will reopen ahead of the Monday morning commute.

No construction work on I-465 will be happening during Labor Day weekend travel period.

The second phase of the project will close I-465 Southbound to Westbound from September 6 at 9 p.m. to September 21.

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