INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 6, 2021) – The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded a $174 million construction contract to improve safety and traffic flow on four miles of I-465 between the White River and Fall Creek. The Clear Path 465 project includes added travel lanes, new ramp lanes, new bridges, interchange modifications and pavement replacement along I-465 and I-69 on the northeast side of Indianapolis.
It’s the first construction contract for the Clear Path 465 project with work expected to begin in the spring. A joint venture of E&B Paving, Rieth-Riley Construction and Gradex were awarded the contract and will perform the construction.
Clear Path 465 will be built in multiple phases starting in spring of 2022 to keep I-465 and I-69 open to through traffic.
Three multi-year ramp closures are expected to begin in spring of 2022 to accommodate construction:
- The Allisonville Road on-ramp to eastbound I-465
- The Shadeland Avenue/56th Street on-ramp to northbound I-465, and
- The Northbound Binford Boulevard on-ramp (loop ramp) to westbound I-465
A second contract is scheduled for bid in late 2022 to improve I-69 and I-465 where the two interstates connect with construction expected to begin in 2023. You can visit ClearPath465.com to view a virtual fly-through video of the future I-69 and Binford Boulevard interchange movements at I-465 and 82nd Street.
INDOT is coordinating with other state and local projects in the region throughout construction.
About the Indiana Department of Transportation
Over the past 100 years, INDOT has transformed the state of Indiana into the Crossroads of America we know today. With six district offices and 3,500 employees, the agency is responsible for constructing and maintaining more than 29,000 lane miles of highways, more than 5,700 bridges, and supporting 4,500 rail miles and 117 airports across the state. Indiana once again ranked #1 in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2019 “America’s Top States for Business” ranking. Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.About the Indiana Hands-Free Law
On July 1, 2020, Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed the Indiana Hands-Free Law to reduce distracted driving across the state. Since then, drivers have been prohibited from holding a mobile device while their vehicles are in motion. With help from the Indiana State Police and other law enforcement agencies, over 5,400 citations and more than 10,500 warnings have been issued. For more information on Indiana’s Hands-Free Law, visit www.HandsFreeIndiana.com.