Upcoming downtown traffic restrictions slated for January 2022

MARION CO. – As the North Split Interchange closure progresses, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced today a series of closures and traffic restrictions to begin in January 2022.

Starting on or after January 3 through January 25, weather permitting, the ramp from Meridian/11th Street to Delaware Street will experience daytime lane restrictions Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Both the right-hand and left-hand lanes at the intersection of Meridian and 11th Street will be closed as crews work to improve overhead traffic signals. Motorists will be directed to the center lane to progress through the intersection. Minimal traffic impacts are anticipated throughout the duration of these restrictions.

Also starting on or after January 3, Michigan Street will close through January 17 and 10th Street will close through January 15, all weather permitting. Michigan Street will close under I-65 between Davidson Street and Pine Street for overhead structure demolition. Motorists traveling west on Michigan Street will be detoured to Rural Street, then directed west on Washington Street to College Avenue.

10th Street will close under I-65 and I-70 between College Avenue and Highland Avenue for overhead structure demolition and beam erection. Throughout the duration of this closure, motorists traveling eastbound and westbound will be detoured to 16th Street.

INDOT further reminds motorists the ramp from Delaware /11th Street to I-70 eastbound is scheduled to close on or after January 11. This closure will be in effect for approximately 60 days. Traffic will be detoured to West Street onto I-70 eastbound, or New York or Ohio streets to Pine Street onto I-70 eastbound.

Access to downtown Indianapolis will be maintained via: 

  • I-70 westbound collector/distributor (C/D) ramp exit ramp to Michigan Street (13-ton declared vehicle weight restriction in effect) 
  • Pine Street entrance ramp to I-70 eastbound from Ohio Street, Michigan Street and New York Street  
  • I-65 northbound/I-70 eastbound exit ramp to Washington Street (13-ton declared vehicle weight restriction in effect) 
  • I-65 northbound and southbound to Martin Luther King. Jr./West Street 
  • I-65 southbound to Meridian Street 
  • I-65 northbound to Meridian and Pennsylvania Streets 
  • All existing ramps on I-70 west of the South Split 

INDOT encourages drivers to slow down, exercise caution, and drive distraction-free through all work zones.