This weekend traffic patterns on the southwest side of Indianapolis will change to allow Interstate 69 Finish Line to enter its next phase of construction: widening and rebuilding I-465 eastbound, which will include a new bridge over the White River.
From 8 p.m. tonight through 5 a.m. on Monday, traffic on westbound Interstate 465 between Interstate 65 and Interstate 70 on the southwest side will be limited to a single lane. Crews will shift the westbound lanes to the north in preparation for an eastbound switch later in the month, according to a construction update from the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The speed limit on westbound I-465 will be reduced to 45 miles per hour, INDOT officials say.
Several westbound entrance ramps onto I-465 will close during this weekend’s lane restrictions.
Starting tonight at 8 p.m. the following ramps will be closed:
- I-65 southbound to I-465 westbound
- I-65 northbound to I-465 westbound
- U.S. 31 southbound to I-465 westbound
- U.S. 31 northbound to I-465 westbound
- State Road 37/Harding Street southbound to I-465 westbound
The U.S. 31 southbound to I-465 westbound ramp closure will remain in place through 2024. All other ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, INDOT officials say.
I-65 northbound traffic will be also be detoured north to I-70 westbound at the South Split. The nearest entry point to the I-465 westbound work zone is Emerson Avenue, INDOT officials say.
A similar restriction for eastbound I-465 is currently scheduled for March 24-27 but the schedule is subject to change. The most current information about closures and restrictions can be found at 511in.org or INDOT’s TrafficWise app.