INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The first half of the major I-465 construction project was finished Friday, opening the eastbound lanes of the interstate on the southwest side of the city two days early.
The second half of the much-anticipated $10.1 million road project will begin next Friday, September 28, when the westbound lanes will shut down for about 10 days.
The Indiana Department of Transportation awarded contractor Reith-Riley to undertake this project.
"I'm thrilled to reopen eastbound I-465 to motorists more than two days earlier than anticipated," INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness said. "I want to thank our partners at Rieth-Riley Construction for their tireless efforts to deliver the first phase of this project well ahead of schedule. We set an aggressive schedule and put forth an ambitious scope of work. I'm proud to say that the entire project team delivered an outstanding effort for Hoosier taxpayers."
Work completed on eastbound I-465 includes:
Pavement removal and replacement and concrete bridge approach replacements at 4 bridges
I-465 over Kentucky Ave./SR67
I-465 over State Ditch
I-465 over White River
I-465 over Harding St./SR37
Bridge joint replacements
Asphalt and concrete pavement patching
INDOT reminds motorists that I-465 westbound will close between I-65 and I-70 on the southwest side at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 28 for the second phase of this project and reopen on or before Monday, October 8 at 5 a.m.
I-65 and I-70 will serve as the detour route for westbound I-465 during the closure.