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Operation Indy Commute > Operation Indy Commute: I-65 & I-465 South Operation Indy Commute: I-65 & I-465 South


Operation Indy Commute was an INDOT initiative to strategically open up recurring commuting bottlenecks in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. All improvements from this project are now open to traffic.

Operation Indy Commute was modeled after successful, quick-turnaround traffic flow improvements built in other states under the Federal Highway Administration’s Localized Bottleneck Reduction Program.

Several improvements were completed to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion at I-65 and I-465 on the southeast side of Indianapolis. These improvements included:

  • Replaced the I-465 westbound to I-65 southbound loop ramp with a new two-lane flyover ramp
  • Rebuilt the I-465 eastbound to I-65 southbound ramp on a new alignment to accommodate the new flyover ramp
  • Widened the northbound I-65 to eastbound I-465 ramp to two lanes
  • Widened and rebuilt the shoulders for both directions of I-465 between I-65 and Emerson Avenue to provide additional lanes
  • Widened and rebuilt the right shoulder of I-65 northbound and southbound between I-465 and Southport Road to provide new lanes
  • Replaced the Sherman Drive bridge to allow more lanes of I-465 below

Project Noise Barriers

Based on applicable regulations and public feedback, the I-65 and I-465 project included noise barriers to reduce the impact of unwanted sound on adjacent areas. The general noise barrier locations are:

  • I-465 Eastbound & Westbound - Approximately Emerson Avenue to Sherman Drive
  • I-465 Westbound - North side of I-465 from Sherman Drive to approximately 0.2 mile west
  • I-65 Northbound & Southbound - Approximately Gray Road to I-465
  • I-65 Northbound - East side of I-65 from Gray Road to approximately 0.2 mile south

The selected color for the noise barriers is gray #36492 and the selected pattern is Ashlar Stone.

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Contact Information

Greenfield District Customer Service
Indiana Department of Transportation
32 South Broadway
Greenfield, IN 46140
1-855-463-6848
eastcentralin@indot.in.gov