INDIANAPOLIS (March 11, 2022) – The Indiana Department of Transportation is changing the speed limit on a portion of I-465 for Clear Path 465 construction.
The I-465 speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph on the city’s northeast side between the Keystone Avenue and East 56th Street exits. Drivers should slow down and stay alert for Clear Path 465 crews working day and night shifts.
Clear Path 465 will improve safety and traffic flow on I-465 and I-69. The project includes added travel lanes, new ramp lanes, 14 new bridges, two rehabilitated bridges, maintenance work and interchange modifications.
The first construction phase will rebuild and add lanes to 4.5 miles of I-465 between the White River and Fall Creek. Crews will close I-465 lanes in this area between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night to restripe multiple locations away from the center median and install temporary barriers. I-465 traffic can be reduced to one lane in each direction between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Daytime crews are clearing trees, shrubs and fencing on state property along I-465 near the White River and the I-69 interchange. Neighboring residents using state highway fence as a pet or other enclosure should make alternate plans.
In the coming weeks, expect to see construction of sign foundations in the center median of I-465 and building demolition for future construction on I-69.
71st Street and trail closure
East 71st Street and the adjacent multi-use trail are on schedule to close at I-465 on or after Thursday, March 17. The detour will follow Shadeland Avenue, 75th Street and Binford Boulevard. The 71st Street and trail closure are expected to continue through early May to allow crews to drive supports into the ground for the new, expanded I-465 bridge.
71st Street is expected to close again at I-465 around June through late 2022. Advance notice will be provided as the closure schedule is finalized.
Ramp closure schedule
Long-term ramp closures are needed to keep I-465 construction traffic flowing and minimize use of local streets as alternate routes. The three ramps expected to close starting in mid-2022 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
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.