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 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-465 EB/NB from I-65 to I-70 
    • Today through August 24
    • Detour: Thru traffic is asked to take I-70 EB through Indianapolis back to I-465 NB. From I-74 WB: Take I-465 SB to I-65 NB to I-70 EB back to I-465 NB. 

INDOT is using a full closure to keep everyone on the road safe. Crews will be able to work faster and get more done within the full closure. Maintenance crews will also have a chance to get into the closure to clear drains, repair signs and guardrail and other activities. 

Lane Restrictions

  • I-69 SB: 116th St collector lanes (mile marker 205.2)
    • CLOSED
    • 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday
  • I-465 EB/SB from Fall Creek to I-70 interchange
    • Left two lanes closed 
    • 11 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday
  • I-465 NB/WB from 56th/Shadeland to Fall Creek 
    • Traffic will be diverted onto the Shadeland collector lanes. Drivers will still be able to go Northbound in this area.
    • 11 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday
  • I-465 NB from 71st St to 86th St
    • Left two lanes open 
    • 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday
  • I-65 NB & SB from I-465 to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. (Exit 117) (northwest side)
    • 2 lanes open in each direction
    • Now 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 

  • 71st St to I-465 NB
    • 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday
  • I-465 NB to 86th St 
    • 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday
  • 116th St to I-69 SB
    • 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday
  • SR 37 to I-69 SB
    • 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m .Monday

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