Contractors to open new U.S. 31 ramp to I-465 - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Contractors to open new U.S. 31 ramp to I-465

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CARMEL, Ind. - Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) contractors plan to temporarily close the right lane of westbound I-465 at U.S. 31 Tuesday night from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. The lane restriction is expected to repeat Wednesday and Thursday nights as crews finish paving and remove barrier wall from the new northbound U.S. 31/Meridian Street ramp to westbound I-465.

The northbound U.S. 31 loop ramp to westbound I-465 closed for reconstruction on April 25. Weather permitting, contractors anticipate opening the new ramp Thursday night/Friday morning. Ramp traffic is currently detoured to make a left turn and merge onto the southbound U.S. 31 ramp to westbound I-465. Posted and dynamic message signs will be used to notify motorists that the ramp is open and the temporary left-turn configuration is no longer in place.

A right lane restriction on northbound U.S. 31 near I-465 will be required Thursday night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews work to stripe the roadway, modify signage and open the ramp.

Upcoming Closures for Roundabout Construction

The intersection of Pennsylvania and Main (131st) streets is scheduled to close for up to 60 days beginning Wednesday, June 4 for construction of a roundabout. Main Street between Pennsylvania and Illinois streets remains closed through this fall. Carmel Drive/126th Street is open to provide east-west access across U.S. 31.

Access to and from Smokey Row Road at Old Meridian Street is scheduled to close on or after Thursday, June 12 for up to 60 days for construction of a roundabout. Traffic on Old Meridian/136th Street will be shifted to accommodate construction of the roundabout.

U.S. 31 Remains Closed Between Old Meridian & 136th Street

Contractors closed U.S. 31 between Old Meridian and 136th streets on April 4 to accelerate construction of this section of highway, including an overpass at 126th Street and interchanges at 131st and 136th streets. The signed detour directs motorists to Keystone Parkway. The highway is expected to reopen before Thanksgiving this year. Click here for maps and details.

E & B Paving and Gradex are INDOT contractors for the $141 million contract to upgrade U.S. 31 to freeway standards from 96th Street to the Monon overpass. The contract builds new roundabout interchanges at 106th, 116th, 131st and 136th streets and improvements to the U.S. 31 and I-465 interchange, including two flyover ramps from southbound U.S. 31 to eastbound I-465 and eastbound I-465 to northbound U.S. 31.

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