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North Split detours start this weekend until late next year

I-70 and I-65 will be closed from the North Split to Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — It's happening! INDOT is closing the North Split in downtown Indianapolis starting Saturday, May 15.

It will stay closed for the rest of the year and most of next year.

It's hard to believe, but portions of the North Split were built 50 years ago. With aging bridges and rough roads, it's time to replace and rehabilitate nearly 27 lane miles of pavement.

In downtown Indy, I-70 and I-65 will be closed between their North Split junction and their Washington Street ramps.

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If traveling through Indianapolis from the northwest side, instead of using I-65, use I-465 and take I-70 eastbound to the South Split to access downtown. Or, you can head southbound onto I-65 to reach the south side.

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If taking I-65 north from the southside, take I-65 northbound to the South Split for access to downtown. Take I-70 westbound to I-465 northbound to access the northwest side of Indianapolis.

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If traveling through downtown from the east side, instead of using I-70, take I-465 southbound around to the southwest side to get back onto I-70 near the airport.

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There are some travel lanes that will remain open. I-65 southbound to I-70 eastbound will stay open and I-70 westbound to I-65 northbound will remain open.

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INDOT is constructing new roads with hopes of increased safety and fewer crashes. Give yourself extra travel time, especially during peak drive times during construction.

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