Weather forces changes to weekend construction projects on Indy highways

An orange construction barrel sits on Interstate 65 during spring construction. (WTHR photo)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - INDOT announced Friday afternoon they were canceling several of their planned weekend road closures.

On the south side, northbound lanes of Interstate 65 were scheduled to be restricted from Southport Road to I-465, but that work was canceled, as is work on I-65 between the North and South splits and I-70 east between I-465 on the southeast side and the South Split.

The work crews were scheduled to do in those areas requires completely dry roads, an INDOT spokesperson told WTHR.com Friday afternoon, and we're expecting hit-and-miss rain throughout the weekend. The work also requires extra crews to come in from out-of-town and the contractor didn't want to spend that money when work couldn't be done.

Some projects will still happen as scheduled:

  • On the northeast side near Castleton, I-465 east to south from 82nd Street to Pendleton Pike will be restricted by paving in the two left lanes from Friday at 7 p.m. until Monday morning. The exits will remain open.
  • The left lanes of I-465 north from 56th Street in Lawrence around to the White River will also be closed for part of the weekend, starting Saturday at 7 p.m. until Monday morning.
  • I-465 west at I-865 will have the left lane closed starting at 9 p.m. Friday through Monday.
  • I-865 east to I-465 east will have the ramp closed all weekend, starting Friday at 9 p.m.
  • The right lanes of I-65 from Lafayette Road down to 38th Street will close Friday at 9 p.m. and ramps on and off at Lafayette Rd and I-65 southbound will be closed all weekend.

On the northwest corner of Indianapolis, the left four lanes of I-465 were scheduled to close from 46th Street up to 96th Street beginning at 8 p.m. Friday. That will still happen, but work will wrap up midnight (11:59 p.m. Friday) instead of lasting all the way through the weekend until Monday morning.

Be sure to allow extra time this weekend to drive to your destination and watch for slow traffic in construction zones.

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