EB I-70 lanes to close early Thursday at Harding Street


The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 at the Harding Street interchange on the city's near west side at 1:00 am Thursday to remove a large overhead box truss with several green panel signs attached.

Drivers will be rerouted via I-465 and locally via Harding Street, Morris Street and Missouri Street, then back to eastbound I-70.

Removal of the 40-foot truss and the vertical supports attached to a median wall at the 78.8 mile marker was necessitated when a semi truck collided with the wall Saturday. The concrete wall and a support bracket were damaged.

INDOT Indianapolis Subdistrict maintenance crews will use a large crane to lower the truss and its signs. Operations should be complete prior to Thursday morning's "rush hour" traffic. INDOT anticipates reopening the eastbound I-70 lane before 5 a.m.