HENDRICKS CO. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the contractor plans to close the I-70 eastbound on-ramp from State Road 267 on or after Friday, August 27 after 9 p.m.
The official detour for this ramp closure follows Quaker Blvd. to U.S. 40 to I-465 to I-70 eastbound. This closure is scheduled to be completed before Christmas Eve.
On or after Saturday, August 28 traffic will be shifted into the westbound side of the interstate with three lanes for westbound and two lanes for eastbound travel. This is scheduled for a 120-day closure with an incentive for the contractor to complete earlier. The max incentive is 60 days.
Milestone Contractors, L.P. was awarded this $43.9 million project that will rebuild the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 from one-half of one mile west of S.R. 267 to Ronald Reagan Parkway and patch the interstate from just west of S.R. 267 to S.R. 39. The westbound lanes were rebuilt last year with the construction of the eastbound lanes occurring this year. The project is scheduled for completion in the early summer of 2022.
INDOT encourages drivers to slow down, exercise caution, and drive distraction-free through all work zones.