(Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Indiana Department of Transportation is reducing speed limits on a section of Interstate 465 northeast of the city.
I-465 speed limit change
The speed limit on I-465 between the departure of Keystone Avenue and East 56th Street is now 45 miles per hour due to the construction of Clear Path 465.
Drivers should be slow and alert for construction crews working day and night shifts, INDOT said.
Clear Path 465 will improve safety and traffic flow on I-465 and I-69. INDOT said the project would include new travel lanes, new ramp lanes, 14 new bridges, two rehabilitated bridges, maintenance work and exchange changes.
The first phase of construction will rehabilitate and add I-465’s 4.5 mile lane between White River and Fall Creek.
Lane I-465 in the area will be closed between 9pm and 5am every night to restripe near the center of the center and to set up temporary barriers. Traffic on the I-465 will be reduced to one lane on each side between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
During the day, crews will clear trees, shrubs and fences on state property along I-465 near the White River and I-69 interchange.
In the coming weeks, the building is expected to be demolished for the construction of the Sine Foundation at the center of I-465 and for future construction at I-69.
East 71st Road closed
The multi-use trail adjacent to East 71st Street and I-465 is set to close on Wednesday, March 16, or later, INDOT said.
The roundabout will follow Shedland Avenue, 75th Street and Binford Boulevard.
The 71st Street and trail closure is expected to last until early May due to support at Crew Drive Ground for the new, expanded I-465 bridge.
71st Street on I-465 will be closed again in late June 2022 for additional construction work.
Ramp off schedule
The INDOT said long-term ramp closures are needed to keep I-465 construction traffic flowing and reduce its use as an alternative route to local roads.
The three ramps that will be closed by mid-2022 are:
Ramp off schedule
On the ramp to Allisonville Road eastward I-465
Northbound Binford Boulevard on-ramp (loop ramp) to westbound I-465
Northward I-465 from Shedland Avenue / 56th Street on-ramp
See the INDOT website for more information on Clear Path 465.
The post first appeared on 93.1FM WIBC, lowering the I-465 speed limit to 45 miles per hour northeast.