INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 22, 2021) – An eagerly-awaited highway project in Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s Next Level Roads program is moving to construction. 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 Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has divided the multi-year project into two construction contracts. Work is expected to begin in 2022 on the first contract to rebuild and add lanes to 4.5 miles of I-465 between the White River, just west of Allisonville Road, and Fall Creek.
Relaunched website, social media
To help the public plan for construction, INDOT has launched a new website at ClearPath465.com and updated the project’s social media channels with a new look. Follow Clear Path 465 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Project Team is committed to keeping the public informed of construction progress and traffic pattern changes. Motorists and businesses are encouraged to visit ClearPath465.com and subscribe to project updates by email. Mobile users can also subscribe by texting “INDOT Clear Path” to 468311.
Keeping traffic moving
The Clear Path 465 project will be built in multiple phases to keep I-465 and I-69 open to traffic, and INDOT is coordinating with other state and local projects in the region.
Traffic shifts will be used to help maintain the existing number of I-465 lanes during the day. During some construction phases, the left lane of northbound and westbound I-465 will cross the median as an express lane for cars only with no exits in the work zone. The right lane of eastbound I-465 will also be converted to an exit-only lane at I-69 and Binford Boulevard.
Three multi-year ramp closures needed to keep I-465 traffic moving during construction are expected to begin in spring of 2022:
- 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
For more information about the project and construction plans, visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage at ClearPath465.com.
I-69/Binford Boulevard interchange
Starting in 2023, INDOT expects to begin work on about 1 mile of I-69 from 86th Street to I-465. This second construction contract will change how I-69 and Binford Boulevard connect with I-465 and 82nd Street.
Interstate ramps between I-465 and I-69 will be transformed with high-speed, direct movements that improve safety by reducing traffic weaving and merging. 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.
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.