Weekend Work: Construction around Marion County

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Department of Transportation is asking drivers to plan ahead for another full weekend of construction in Marion County.

Contractors will be working to repair winter damage and improve pavement conditions in five different zones around Indianapolis interstates. 

Drivers are encourage to plan ahead this weekend and find alternate routes. In addition, they are reminded to pay attention, drive distraction free and slow down in work zones. 

Indiana State Police and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will be patrolling work zones this weekend and ticketing drivers for speeding, reckless driving and driving distracted. 

INDOT crews and Hoosier Helpers will be present on the interstates to make sure drivers are aware of slowing traffic and upcoming work zones. 

Construction work is weather dependent in some cases. Follow @INDOTEast on Twitter for the most up-to-date information on schedule changes.

Full closures

  • I-70 EB & WB from South Split to I-465 
    • Closure begins Friday at 9 p.m.
    • Opens on or before Monday, August 5th  
    • Detour: Thru traffic should use I-465 SB to I-65 NB to I-70 EB, traffic coming from the airport should take I-70 EB to I-465 SB to I-65 NB to get downtown. 

INDOT is using the full closures to keep our crews and everyone on the road safer. They also allow us to get more work completed in a short amount of time. Maintenance crews will take advantage of the full closures to get in and clear out drains, fix guardrail, change lights and other work that needs to be done. 

Lane Restrictions

  • I-69 NB from 82nd St to 116th St 
    • Right two lanes closed 
    • Friday at 6 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m. 
  • I-465 EB/SB from Keystone to White River 
    • Right two lanes closed 
    • Friday at 9 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m.
  • I-465 EB/SB from Fall Creek to Pendleton Pike
    • Right three lanes closed 
    • Friday at 9 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m. 
  • I-65 NB & SB from I-465 to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. (Exit 117) (northwest side)
    • 2 lanes open in each direction
    • Friday at 9 p.m. through August 24
  • I-865 EB & WB from I-465 to I-65
    • 1 lane open in each direction
    • Now through August 30

Ramp Closures 

  • Entrance ramps from Keystone Ave. to I-465 EB
    • Friday at 9 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m.
  • Entrance ramps from Allisonville Rd. to I-465 EB 
    • Friday at 9 p.m.  to Monday at 6 a.m. 
  • Entrance ramp from 56th St to I-465 SB
    • Friday at 9 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m.  
  • Entrance ramps from Pendleton Pike to I-465 SB
    • Friday at 9 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m.

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