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I-465 Southwest Project

INDOT will begin partial closures on I-465 between I-70 and I-65 on the southwest side of Indianapolis in September 2018 for approximately 18 days to complete pavement and bridge repairs. The project was completed early on Sept. 24, 2018. The full closure saved taxpayer money and was safer for drivers and workers alike. 

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Project Breakdown

The scope of the project will include:

  • Pavement removal and replacement and concrete bridge approach replacements at four bridges
    • I-465 over Kentucky Avenue/State Road 67
    • I-465 over State Ditch
    • I-465 over White River
    • I-465 over Harding Street/S.R. 37
  • Bridge joint replacements
  • Asphalt and concrete pavement patching

The project will not close the eastbound and westbound of I-465 at the same time.

INDOT’s current plan is to close one direction of I-465 between I-65 and I-70 for approximately nine days to complete this work, reopen that side, then close the other direction to complete the work in the opposite direction. INDOT does not anticipate closing both directions of I-465 at the same time for this work.

INDOT is anticipating closing I-465 eastbound at 9 p.m. on Sept. 14, and will reopen it on or before 5 a.m. Sept. 24. Then, I-465 westbound is expected to be closed at 9 p.m. on Sept. 28 and will reopen on or before 5 a.m. Oct. 8.

I-65 and I-70 will serve as the detour routes for I-465 during the closure. Traffic that would normally use I-465 to reach S.R. 37 or S.R. 67 will be directed to use I-70 to Harding Street (Exit 78). Southbound Harding Street will take motorists to S.R. 37 or S.R. 67 via Kentucky Avenue. Traffic that would normally use U.S. 31 should consider I-65 as an alternate route.

All Hazmat and oversize/overweight thru traffic normally using I-465 westbound on the southwest side of Indianapolis should use I-465 eastbound to bypass the closure. 

The closure expedites the work needed to be completed and eliminates maintaining traffic during this significant project, which could take up to several months to complete with motorists driving through the work zone.                   

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