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Detour To Shut Down Major Interstate Interchange

Last updated on Thursday, June 27, 2013

(INDIANAPOLIS) - If you drive I-65 and I-70 at the south split in downtown Indianapolis on a daily basis, get ready for some major detours.

Come early September, In-Dot will shut down about a half-mile radius of the split for three-months.

INDOT Spokesman Will Wingfield says that's so crews can begin work on a $20 million project. The project will lower the pavement to make more clearance for area bridges.

Wingfield says they've recorded hundreds of incidents involving oversized vehicles that have hit overhead spans and shut down traffic. He says about 100,000 vehicles drive through the area each weekday.

The goal is to create clearance of at least 14 feet, nine inches.

Wingfield says INDOT is currently working with the Indianapolis Department of Public Works to create detours that will provide continued access to downtown cultural areas.

An open house on the project has been set for July 11th.

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