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Weekend Work: Construction around Marion County

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to plan ahead for a weekend full of construction. 

INDOT crews and contractors will be out in five different locations around Indianapolis interstates this weekend to repair winter damage, extend the life span of bridges and pavement and complete maintenance tasks.

Drivers are encouraged to plan their routes ahead of time and use local routes when they can. In construction zones, please slow down and don’t drive distracted. Drivers are also reminded to add extra time to get to weekend destinations.

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

Full Closures

  • I-465 SB/WB from I-65 to I-70 on southeast side of Indianapolis
    • ALL LANES CLOSED
    • Detour: Follow I-65 and I-70 through downtown Indianapolis or follow the I-465 outer loop

Lane Restrictions

  • I-465 EB from Keystone Ave. to College Ave. 
    • 2 lanes open
    • 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday
  • I-465 SB from Pendleton Pike to I-70
    • 3 lanes open
    • Use the RIGHT TWO LANES to get to I-70 WB, and the LEFT LANE to get on I-70 EB
    • Now until the end of I-465 full closure 
  • I-465 WB/SB (Northwest side) from Meridian St./U.S. 31 to 56th St.
    • Left lane closed 
    • 8 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Sunday
  • I-865 EB & WB from I-465 to I-65
    • 1 lane open in each direction
    • Now through October 9
  • I-65 NB & SB from Little Eagle Creek to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. (Exit 117) (northwest side)
    • 2 lanes open in each direction
    • Now through October 3 

Ramp Closures

  • Pendleton Pike to I-465 SB
    • Now through the end of I-465 Full Closure 
  • I-70 WB to I-465 NB
    • Friday at 9 p.m. to Saturday at 6 p.m.
  • U.S. 31 SB to I-465 EB
    • Friday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m.
  • I-65 NB to Lafayette Rd 
    • Friday at 8 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m.
  • Lafayette Road to I-65 NB
    • Friday at 8 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m. 

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