Improvements will add capacity on I-465 between I-65 and I-70
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Improvements to I-465 on Indianapolis’ southwest side, including an additional travel lane in each direction, are a significant component of the overall I-69 Finish Line project and will require temporary, directional closures of I-465 in June and July. Construction work will require motorists to adjust their commutes or plan for longer travel times to reach their destinations. Maps of both eastbound and westbound closures are available here. Eastbound and westbound closures will not take place at the same time.
From June 2-21, eastbound lanes of I-465 will be fully closed to traffic between I-65 and I-70. The detour for I-465 eastbound traffic will follow I-70 eastbound to I-65 southbound in the South Split. The following ramps will also be closed for the duration of the closure:
- I-70 east and westbound to I-465 westbound
- Kentucky Avenue/S.R. 67 to/from I-465 eastbound
- Mann Road to I-465 eastbound
- Harding Street/S.R. 37 to/from I-465 eastbound
- East Street/U.S. 31 to/from I-465 eastbound
Click here to view a larger image of the eastbound closures map
From July 7-29, westbound lanes of I-465 will be fully closed to traffic between I-65 and I-70. The detour for I-465 westbound traffic will follow I-65 northbound to I-70 westbound in the South Split. The following ramps will be closed for the duration of the closure:
- I-65 northbound/southbound to I-465 westbound
- East Street/U.S. 31 to/from I-465 westbound
- Harding Street/S.R. 37 to/from I-465 westbound
- Kentucky Avenue/S.R. 67 to/from I-465 westbound
Click here to view a larger image of the westbound closures map
The southbound U.S. 31 (East Street) ramp to I-465 westbound that is currently closed will remain closed through late 2024.
Adding Capacity: Safely and Efficiently
The directional closures will allow construction crews to safely perform many of the work activities associated with adding travel lanes, such as bridge and structure work, installing drainage structures, and grading for the new I-69/I-465 interchange. Hundreds of construction workers will be actively working on-site 24/7 during each closure. The official detour for both closures will follow I-65 and I-70.
Stay up to date on all project news and information by texting “INDOT FINISH” to “468311” or click here to sign up for email alerts. For visitors traveling to or through Indianapolis, advanced signage will be placed around Central Indiana informing motorists of the upcoming I-465 closures.
Drivers should avoid distractions, follow traffic delineators and pavement markings, and leave plenty of space between themselves and other motorists.
About I-69 Finish Line
I-69 Finish Line is the sixth and final section of the Interstate 69 connection between Evansville and Indianapolis. The project will upgrade the existing S.R. 37 to interstate standards between Martinsville and Indianapolis.
Governor Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Connections program fully funded the project and accelerated construction by three years. I-69 Finish Line is expected to open to traffic in late 2024, improving safety and reducing travel time.