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Madison Avenue to close Sunday to replace bridge over I-465

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INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 25, 2022) – The South Madison Avenue bridge over I-465 is scheduled to close midday Sunday, Feb. 27, for demolition and replacement. This is a long-term closure that is expected to last just over six months.

The Madison Avenue detour will follow Thompson Road, Keystone Avenue and Hanna Avenue.

Overnight I-465 lane and ramp closures

I-465 traffic should seek alternate routes and expect ongoing nighttime delays for the next few weeks in both directions between State Road 67/Kentucky Avenue and I-65. Crews are placing temporary concrete barrier in the center median, demolishing the Madison Avenue overpass and removing overhead power lines.

Crews can close I-465 lanes between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. and stop traffic for up to 20 minutes between 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Demolition of the Madison Avenue overpass also requires closing U.S. 31/East Street on-ramps to I-465 eastbound between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.

Thompson Road Closure

Utility crews expect to close Thompson Road next weekend between U.S. 31/East Street and the Taco Bell entrance for underground sewer work. The closure is scheduled between 9 a.m. on Friday, March 4 and 6 a.m. on Monday, March 7. The detour will follow S.R. 135/Meridian Street, Edgewood Avenue and U.S. 31/East Street.

Project Updates

The public is invited to watch project update videos to track the I-69 construction progress and learn about work planned this year. The three short videos highlight the finishing touches in Morgan County, mainline I-69 construction planned in Johnson County and the transformation of S.R. 37 in Marion County. I-69 Finish Line is on track to open to traffic in late 2024.

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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.

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