Highway construction continues as thousands head to Indy for Gen Con

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — With 65,000 people expected to attend Gen Con 2019 on Aug. 1-4, INDOT is encouraging drivers to seek alternate routes.

I-70 EB and WB will remain closed from I-465 to the South Split until Monday, August 5.

INDOT has provided alternate routes to get people downtown and to and from the Indianapolis International Airport:

From Airport to Downtown

  • Use Ronald Reagan Pkwy. North to U.S. 40 (Washington St.), travel east on U.S. 40 (Washington St.) to downtown Indianapolis
  • Use I-465 north to U.S. 40 (Washington St.), travel east on Washington St. to downtown Indianapolis
  • Use I-465 north to Sam Jones Expressway, follow Sam Jones Expressway east to Harding St. (Sam Jones Expressway will become Raymond St. east of Holt Rd.), travel north on Harding St. to Washington St., travel east on Washington St. to downtown Indianapolis
  • Use I-465 north to U.S. 36 (Rockville Rd.), travel east on Rockville to Washington St., travel east on Washington St. to downtown Indianapolis
  • Use I-465 south to S.R. 67 (Kentucky Ave.), travel north on Kentucky Ave. to Harding St., travel north on Harding St. to Washington St., travel east on Washington St. to downtown Indianapolis

From West of Indianapolis International Airport to Downtown Indianapolis

  • From I-70 east, take exit 66 for S.R. 267 (Quaker Blvd.), follow Quaker Blvd. north to U.S. 40 (Washington St.), follow Washington St. east to downtown Indianapolis.
INDOT provided a map of alternate routes to take when traveling to Gen Con to and from the airport this weekend. (Photo: INDOT)

Plan ahead and take extra precaution when driving in construction zones.

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