(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close the east and westbound lanes of I-70 for approximately 30 days in each direction later this month.
I-70 EB will close from the North Split to I-465 April 13. All lanes and ramps will be closed for 30 days, scheduled to reopen May 13.
I-70 WB from I-465 to the North Split will close April 23. All lanes and ramps are scheduled to reopen May 23.
The COVID-19 virus and the stay-at-home order enacted by Gov. Eric Holcomb to “slow the spread” of the novel coronavirus has reduced the amount of daily traffic in the Indianapolis area by approximately 40 percent across the area compared to the week before the order went into effect, INDOT said.
As a result of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines encouraging Americans to practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings, many of the Indianapolis metro area’s large events and conventions are being moved to late summer and early fall.
With that in mind, INDOT and contractor partner, Milestone Contractors, are accelerating planned construction on I-70 to allow work to be done before major events resume. Full interstate closures are being used to ensure safety for workers, reduce the overall construction time, and maximize use of taxpayer dollars.
In construction zones, please slow down and pay attention. During the full closures, be prepared to find alternate routes.
- From the airport to I-70 E.: Take I-70 E. to I-465 S. to I-70 E.
- From downtown Indianapolis to I-70 E.: Take I-65 S. to I-465 E. to I-70 E.
- From I-70 W. to downtown Indianapolis: Take I-465 S. to I-65 N. to downtown Indianapolis.
- From I-70 W. to the airport: Take I-465 S. to I-70 W. on the southwest side.