INDIANAPOLIS—Weekend drivers are learning what weekday commuters already know—much of I 465 in Indianapolis is no place to be, and I 70 is also no picnic.
Southbound and westbound lanes of 465 are closed for construction between I 65 on the south side and I 70 on the east side.
The shutdown began Friday night and will continue for two-weeks, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. Lanes in the other direction have already gone through their rehab and are open.
Additionally, INDOT has begun work on I 70 east of Indianapolis. Ten mile stretches of the road in each direction will be closed between Mt. Comfort Road and the Ohio state line. That's 60-miles.
The first ten-mile section of I 70 to close is eastbound, between Mt. Comfort and State Road 9 in Greenfield.
"Contractor crews will perform concrete pavement restoration, joint repair and replacement and bridge maintenance and rehabilitation to address winter damage and extend the life of pavement and bridges in the corridor," INDOT said. "Crews will also be working on sign replacement, guardrail repair, drain clearing, sweeping and debris cleanup during the closure."
As for the 465 project, here are the detours supplied by INDOT:
- The official interstate detour for SB and WB I-465 will follow I-70 and I-65 through downtown Indianapolis.
- Through traffic is encouraged to follow I-465 NB and EB to avoid congestion and delays.
- Westbound through traffic on I-74 should follow the posted detour or use I-465 NB and EB.
Commuters and local traffic may also consider the following local routes:
- Mitthoefer Rd.
- Post Rd.
- Franklin Rd.
- Shadeland Ave.
- Arlington Ave.
- Sherman Dr.
- Southport Rd.
- Thompson Rd.
- Raymond St.
- English Ave./Brookville Rd.
- Washington St.
- 10th St.
- 21st St.
- 30th St.
- 38th St.
- 56th St.