INDIANAPOLIS (March 1, 2022) – Preliminary construction activities are now underway along I-465 between the White River and Fall Creek.
Crews are installing signs and marking reference points ahead of Clear Path 465 construction to rebuild and add lanes to 4.5 miles of I-465. Expect I-465 speed limits to be reduced to 45 mph by mid-March.
Clear Path 465 will improve safety and traffic flow on I-465 and I-69 where they connect on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The project includes new ramp lanes, 14 new bridges, two rehabilitated bridges, maintenance work and interchange modifications.
71st Street closure
East 71st Street and the adjacent multi-use trail are expected to close at I-465 on or after Tuesday, March 15. This closure is expected to continue through early May to dig out and drive steel supports into the ground around the I-465 bridge over 71st Street, which is being expanded for the project.
The detour will follow Shadeland Avenue, 75th Street and Binford Boulevard. Local access will be maintained for properties on either side of I-465.
East 71st Street is expected to close again at I-465 from early June through late 2022. Advance notice will be provided as the closure schedule is finalized.
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.