Welcome to the first edition of the Clear Path Connection e-newsletter! These updates are your connection to the latest information about Clear Path 465 construction. To subscribe, sign up for email updates at ClearPath465.com or text “INDOT Clear Path” to 468311.
The Clear Path 465 project will improve safety and traffic flow on I-465 and I-69 where they connect on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The project includes added travel lanes, new ramp lanes, new and rehabilitated bridges, maintenance work and interchange modifications.
71st Street and Multi-Use Trail
The closure of East 71st Street and the adjacent multi-use trail at I-465 has been rescheduled to on or after Monday, March 28. The detour will follow Shadeland Avenue, 75th Street and Binford Boulevard.
The bridge at this location will be widened this year to carry additional I-465 lanes, and 71st Street underneath will be lowered for more traffic clearance. 71st Street and the trail are expected to reopen briefly in late May, but will be closed for much of this year. Closures of the multi-use trail will be minimized as much as possible.
The I-465 speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph around the clock in the Clear Path work zone between North Keystone Avenue and East 56th Street. Nighttime lane closures continue between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., as weather permits, to install temporary barriers in the shoulders. Slow down and stay alert for clearing and paving crews in the area.
Clear Path Progress
Demolition of the former Carvana building began this week near 82nd Street. Expect to see the tower start coming down next week. The state of Indiana purchased the property, and the demolition is occurring to make room for future improvements along this section of I-69.
You may have also seen dump trucks hauling fill into the I-69 interchange infield south of the I-465 exit ramps. Road crews are building a temporary ramp that will open later this year for I-69 southbound exiting onto I-465 westbound.
Daytime clearing crews have made progress and continue to remove trees, shrubs and fencing from state property within the Clear Path 465 work zone. Neighboring residents should expect state highway fence to be removed soon and should make alternate plans if using it as a pet or other enclosure.
I-465 traffic lanes have been shifted and restriped with solid white lines where crews are installing new overhead sign foundations.
The Path Ahead
Following temporary paving and construction of overhead sign foundations, road crews expect to shift I-465 traffic toward the center median in April from I-69 to Fall Creek. Click to view a map of the Clear Path 465 work zone and timeline.
This next construction phase will allow contractors to begin removing noise barrier and widening the roadbed in the area. The noise barriers immediately behind the guardrail along I-465 southbound are being temporarily removed for up to one year and relocated during construction.
Starting in mid-2022, long-term ramp closures will be needed to keep I-465 construction traffic flowing and minimize interstate traffic from using local streets as alternate routes. The three closures are:
- Allisonville Road on-ramp to eastbound I-465
- Northbound Binford Boulevard on-ramp (loop ramp) to westbound I-465
- Shadeland Avenue/56th Street on-ramp to northbound I-465