Weekend road closures include I-70 west of downtown Indy


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The Indiana Department of Transportation has major construction work scheduled in Marion County this weekend.

Road crews will continue to repair winter damage and lay new pavement in five different zones around Indianapolis interstates.

Drivers should plan ahead this weekend to find alternate routes to the airport and downtown.

Full closures include:

  • Interstate 65 southbound from I-865 to I-465 as part of a continuing closure that is expected to open back up by 6 a.m. Monday, July 29. Traffic continues to detour on I-865 eastbound to I-465 southbound to I-65 southbound, with through traffic remaining on I-465 southbound.
  • Interstate 70 will close in both directions between the South Split and I-465 near the airport on the west side of Indianapolis. This closure begins Friday at 9 p.m. and lasts until Monday, August 5 when lanes are scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. Detour traffic should use I-465 southbound to I-65 northbound to get downtown.

  • All southbound lanes from the North Split to the South Split will close Friday at 9 p.m. and reopen by Monday at 6 a.m. Detour traffic should take I-465 around the outskirts of Indianapolis or access downtown from city streets.

INDOT employs full closures to maximize work in a short amount of time. In addition to paving work, maintenance crews will take advantage of the full closures to clear out drains, fix guardrails, change lights and get other work done.

Lane Restrictions include:

  • I-69 north from 82nd St. to S.R. 37 - Left 2 lanes closed 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday
  • I-465 eastbound from Keystone to White River - Left two lanes closed 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday
  • I-465 southbound from Fall Creek to Pendleton Pike - 1 lane open 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday
  • I-65 in both directions from I-465 to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. on the northwest side of downtown - 2 lanes open in each direction starting Friday at 9 p.m.
  • I-865 in both directions - 2 lanes open eastbound, 1 lane open westbound Friday at 9 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m.
  • I-465 southbound from the I-65 interchange to 56th St on the orthwest side - 1 lane open Friday 9 p.m. to Saturday 6 a.m. with 2 lanes open Saturday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at 6 a.m.

Ramp Closures include:

  • Entrance ramps from Keystone Ave. to I-465 eastbound and entrance ramps from Allisonville Rd. to I-465 eastbound - Friday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • Entrance ramps from 56th St to I-465 southbound and entrance ramps from Pendleton Pike to I-465 southbound - Friday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at 1 p.m.
    Courtesy INDOT

All scheduled work depends on weather.