Clear Path Connection: Project Update Newsletter

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I-465

Thanks for your patience in late May as crews closed I-465 lanes over two weekends for restriping and to make needed pavement repairs. I-465 southbound traffic is now shifted toward the center median and the right lane merges past the I-69/Binford Boulevard exit.

This and future traffic shifts allow road construction crews to rebuild and add lanes to I-465 in phases – one portion at a time. Police are enforcing the reduced work zone speed limit of 45 mph.

71st Street & Multi-Use Trail

East 71st Street remains closed to car and truck traffic through late next year to lower the road and add lanes to I-465 at the bridge. The detour follows Shadeland Avenue, 75th Street and Binford Boulevard.

The multi-use trail remains open to bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Trail closures will be needed to safely complete bridgework, and contractors are making plans to reduce the planned closure duration and frequency.

Allisonville Road

Contractors are preparing for a bridge deck overlay project in the coming weeks on Allisonville Road over I-465. The maintenance treatment will seal the bridge deck and extend the life of the structure, minimizing potholes and the need for future repairs.

It’s expected to close Allisonville Road for one work week, from 9 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Friday, starting on or after Sunday, June 26. The start date will depend on multiple fair-weather days in the forecast.

Vehicle traffic will not be able to cross the bridge, but I-465 entrance and exit ramps will remain open for Allisonville Road north and south of the bridge. The detour for local traffic follows 86th Street, which curves to become Center Run Drive, and 82nd Street.

Accommodations will be made to keep Allisonville Road bike path traffic open through the work zone and across the bridge.

I-69

A long-term closure of the northbound Binford Boulevard loop ramp entering westbound I-465 is expected to begin in late June or early July. It’s needed to keep I-465 westbound traffic flowing through the work zone and to prepare for a temporary ramp at the I-69 interchange that will open in the coming months.

Drivers should expect to use alternate routes for multiple years, likely through 2025.

The Clear Path project team has been meeting with the community in recent weeks to prepare for upcoming traffic changes needed for construction.  Local officials and emergency responders participated in a discussion two weeks ago that included traffic plans for a future construction contract along I-69 and Binford Boulevard, which includes the I-465 interchange.

The project team was also a guest of the City of Fishers at this week’s meeting of the 96th Street Business Association. Click here to view presentation slides with updated information.

I-465

Crews have been removing noise barrier sections along the I-465 southbound shoulder since traffic shifted in late May. It’s the first step in allowing crews to add lanes to I-465 south of 75th Street. The barriers are expected to be removed and replaced within about year’s time – after earth is moved for new roadway slopes and drainage ditches. Click here to see a flyer distributed to neighboring residents.

Seven sections of new noise barrier will be installed along I-465 and I-69 under INDOT’s Noise Policy. The new noise barriers are expected to closely match the light gray ashlar stone texture of existing panels on the north and northeast side of Indianapolis.

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