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Road improvements set to begin in Indianapolis area

Road improvements set to begin in Indianapolis area
The Allisonville Road exit is shown on Interstate 465. Construction will soon begin in this area as part of the state’s mission to improve highway safety. (Courtesy: Google Maps)

INDIANAPOLIS — As part of Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s Next Level Roads program, the Clear Path 465 project will improve safety and traffic flow on Interstate 465 and Interstate 69 where they connect on the northeast side of Indianapolis, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).

INDOT  has divided the multi-year project into two construction contracts, with work expected to begin in 2022 on the first project to rebuild and add lanes to 4.5 miles of I-465 between the White River, just west of Allisonville Road, and Fall Creek.

The Clear Path 465 project will be built in multiple phases to keep I-465 and I-69 open to traffic, and INDOT is coordinating with other state and local projects in the region.

Traffic shifts will be used to help maintain the existing number of I-465 lanes during the day. During some construction phases, the left lane of northbound and westbound I-465 will cross the median as an express lane for cars only, with no exits in the work zone. The right lane of eastbound I-465 will also be converted to an exit-only lane at I-69 and Binford Boulevard.

Three multi-year ramp closures needed to keep I-465 traffic moving during construction are expected to begin in spring of 2022:

  • The Allisonville Road on-ramp to eastbound I-465;
  • The Shadeland Avenue/56th Street on-ramp to northbound I-465; and
  • The Northbound Binford Boulevard on-ramp (loop ramp) to westbound I-465.

Beginning in 2023, INDOT expects to begin work on about 1 mile of I-69 from 86th Street to I-465. This second construction contract will change how I-69 and Binford Boulevard connect with I-465 and 82nd Street.

Interstate ramps between I-465 and I-69 will be transformed with high-speed, direct movements that improve safety by reducing traffic weaving and merging. Visit ClearPath465.com to view a virtual fly-through video of the future I-69 and Binford Boulevard interchange movements at I-465 and 82nd Street.

INDOT has also announced a refurbishment of its website, ClearPath465.com, and the agency has updated its social media platforms.

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