Roadwork planned for I-70 and I-465 interchange area

Road work
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HANCOCK COUNTY — Indiana Department of Transportation crews will close lanes overnight Monday at the Interstate 465 and 70 interchange area on the east side of Indianapolis.

Motorists are advised to heed construction warning signs and abide by reduced work zone speed limits. Project schedules are subject to change.

Eastbound I-70 ramp to I-465

INDOT maintenance crews plan to close the eastbound I-70 Exit 90 ramps to northbound and southbound I-465 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday night, only the ramp to southbound I-465 is scheduled to close.

During these closures, crews will be replacing overhead panel signs. Interstate traffic will be directed to Post Road (Exit 91) to return westbound on I-70 and access I-465.

Westbound I-70 ramp to southbound I-465

Construction contractors plan to begin on Monday, April 3 recurring overnight closures on the westbound I-70 ramp to southbound I-465 to apply a modified concrete deck overlay and replace the concrete bridge railing. The ramp may be closed each night between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. for up to 30 days, and one lane of I-70 may be closed under the bridge at the same time.

During the closures, interstate traffic will be directed to Shadeland Avenue Exit 89 to return eastbound on I-70 and access southbound I-465.

Eastbound I-70 near Post Road

Contractors plan to begin construction on or after April 1 of an additional lane on eastbound Interstate 70 between I-465 and Post Road (Exit 91) on the east side of Indianapolis.

The additional lane will be built along the right shoulder of eastbound I-70 and is intended to improve traffic flow and safety by increasing capacity and reducing unnecessary merging as traffic from I-465 enters eastbound I-70 and vehicles exit to Post Road.

The project will also make full-depth concrete repairs to eastbound and westbound I-70 pavement in the same area, as well as paint overpass bridges at Franklin Way and Emerson Avenue.

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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or rhatcher@greenfieldreporter.com.