Construction Chaos returns to a highway near you this weekend

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Indiana Department of Transportation road crews will put the barrels back out along Indianapolis highways this weekend.

At least five active work zones will dramatically restrict travel through the weekend. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead or find an alternate route around I-465 on the north side of Indianapolis.

Some work depends on the weather.

Lane Restrictions

  • Both directions of I-65 from I-465 to Southport Rd. will have one lane open starting at 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday.
  • On the north side, I-465 westbound will be down to one lane from the White River bridge to College Ave. starting at 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday.
  • On the east side, I-465 northbound will close down all but one lane north of the I-70 interchange up to 56th St. starting Friday at 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday.
  • Interstate 69 and Binford Boulevard will see intermittent closures involving two in both directions between 75th Street up to State Road 37. Those closures are scheduled to run from 7 a.m. Saturday until 7 p.m. Sunday.
  • In Boone County, I-865 will have one lane open in each direction from 4 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Saturday
  • On the northwest side, crews will close the three right lanes of I-465 southbound from the I-65 interchange to 56th St. starting at 8 p.m Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday
  • Both directions of I-465 will see intermittent lane closures for striping work from 96th St. over to U.S. 31/Meridian St. starting Saturday morning through 7 a.m. Monday.
  • Work continues on I-65 between Little Eagle Creek to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. on the northwest side. One lane is open northbound and two lanes southbound until the end of October.
    Courtesy INDOT

Ramp Closures

  • Southport Rd. will have no access to I-65 from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.
  • Allisonville Rd. to I-465 westbound will close at 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday.
  • Keystone Ave. ramps to and from I-465 westbound will shut down at 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday.
  • Pendleton Pike to and from I-465 northbound will close at 9 p.m. Friday and reopen for Monday's rush hour.
  • The exit from I-465 northbound to 56th St. will close at 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday.

Westbound I-74 to I-465 northbound on the southeast side will shut down at 9 p.m. Friday until 9 p.m. Sunday. Southeastern Ave. to I-465 northbound will be closed the same time. I-465 northbound to I-74 eastbound will also close, as will I-74 westbound and I-465 northbound to Shadeland Ave. That closure starts at 7 a.m. Saturday until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Other ramp closures:

  • I-465 northbound to U.S. 40.Washington St.
    9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday
  • I-465 westbound to I-865 westbound
    5 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday
  • I-865 eastbound to I-465 eastbound
    6 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday

Hancock County

I-70 westbound will be down to one lane from three miles east of Mt. Comfort Rd. to the Mt. Comfort Rd. exit from 9 p.m. Friday through 11 a.m. on October 25.

‚ÄčINDOT crews and Hoosier Helpers will be present on the interstates to make sure drivers are aware of slowing traffic and upcoming work zones.