INDOT announces major I-65 closure in Indianapolis


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The Indiana Department of Transportation released plans Tuesday to close portions of I-65 in Indianapolis beginning July 1st.

Southbound Interstate 65 between the I-65/I-465 interchange on the northwest side of Indianapolis will be closed. During the closure, I-65 southbound traffic on the northwest side will be detoured via I-465 South or I-865 East.

The project will also close both directions of I-65 between Meridian St. (exit 113) and 21st St. (exit 115) in downtown. The entrance and exit ramps at the Dr. Martin Luther King St.//West St. interchange (exit 114) will also be closed.

The entrance ramp from 21st St. to northbound I-65 will remain open.

INDOT says the closure is necessary to rehab seven bridges along the stretch of I-65.

The project is expected to be completed and opened to traffic on August 5th.

Closures at West 21st Street:

  • I-65 SB entrance ramp closed
  • All SB traffic must exit at West 21st Street
  • I-65 NB exit to West 21st Street/Senate Ave. Closed

Closures at West Street:

  • I-65 SB to West St. exit closed
  • I-65 NB to West St. exit closed
  • West St. to SB I-65 closed
  • West St. to NB I-65 closed
  • Local entrance to I-65 NB closed 6
  • I-65 SB exit to Meridian St. closed
  • I-65 NB to Pennsylvania St/Meridian St. open
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