I-465 eastbound closure begins tomorrow night


Drivers, get ready! The eastbound I-465 directional closure on Indianapolis’ southwest side that we’ve been talking about begins tomorrow night. 

Here’s a rough timeline: Friday, June 2 at approximately 8 p.m. — Motorists traveling south on I-465 approaching the Sam Jones Expressway and I-70 will encounter a reduction from five to four open lanes.

Around 9 p.m. — Southbound I-465 will be reduced to one lane. This reduction may take a few hours.

Between 9 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and 1 a.m. on Saturday, June 3 — Crews will gradually add barriers at points where there is no longer access, such as on-ramps along I-465 EB. Stay alert and use caution during barrier installation.  

By 2 a.m. Saturday, the eastbound lanes of I-465 should be fully closed with traffic detoured to I-70. In addition to eastbound I-465 travel lanes, the following ramps will be closed through Wednesday, June 21:

Starting between 8 and 9 p.m. Friday:

  • I-70 EB and WB to I-465 SB/EB

Starting around 9 p.m. Friday, progressing in sequence through 1 a.m. Saturday:

  • Kentucky Avenue/S.R. 67 to/from I-465 EB
  • Mann Road to I-465 EB
  • Harding Street/S.R. 37 to/from I-465 EB
  • East Street/U.S. 31 to/from I-465 EB

Various signage and messaging have been deployed at key locations on all interstates entering Marion County, advising motorists of the closure. During the entirety of the eastbound directional closure, first responders will have access into and through the project area.

The I-465 EB closure is necessary to allow crews to complete work related to added lane capacity, perform necessary road surface upgrades, and place under-pavement pipework to improve drainage.

The official detour will follow I-70 EB to I-65 SB at the South Split. Be advised – during peak traffic times, traffic may be slower than normal.   

Video highlights of EB I-465 closure

We appreciate the Central Indiana news media for publicizing the directional closures on I-465 so that drivers can better prepare. Here’s a new video of the coverage and a look at what’s ahead

Maps are available for download here.

Travel Tips During Construction

  • Make sure you are prepared for the summer construction season. Follow I-69 Finish Line on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay on top of when and where work is happening and how traffic might be affected.
  • Plan ahead by downloading INDOT’s TrafficWise app or viewing the interactive map at 511in.org. Create an account to receive notifications of restrictions or closures along your route.
  • Appoint a fellow traveler who isn’t behind the wheel to stay attuned to those alerts and other real-time mapping apps so you focus on the roadway and steer clear of unforeseen delays.


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