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Here are alternate routes during massive closure on I-70 for construction

Posted at 9:58 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-27 00:23:36-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of people drive on I-70 every day, but that won't be the case as of Friday night as all lanes both eastbound and westbound have closed for some major road work.

A pretty big stretch of construction closed I-70, from the south split to I-465.

Drivers will notice new pavement once it reopens, but work is also being done on bridges, approaches, interstate signs, and lights.

Those with the Indiana Department of Transportation say closing all lanes going both ways will be safer and more efficient for the crews.

"That is a big thing when you don't have cars whizzing by — semis whizzing by at 60 miles per hour — you feel a lot more secure, a lot safer and honestly we can get a lot more work done," Mallory Duncan, a spokesperson for INDOT, said.
To get around you'll want to take east I-465 southbound to I-65 northbound to I-70 eastbound; if you're coming from the airport to downtown, head on I-70 eastbound to I-465 southbound to I-65 northbound.

INDOT plans to have things back open by August 5, before the morning rush.