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Hey south siders. How are you holding up?

It’s been a tough couple of weekends on northbound I-65, where the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is doing some major road maintenance. In June, work will shift to the southbound lanes, and all work will be completed by August… hopefully.

Another round of closures on northbound I-65 are scheduled for this weekend, starting this morning (Friday, 5/17). Let’s take a look:

Friday Morning (5/17), 9am

South Side, ALL LANES of northbound I-65 will close from I-465 to the south split on Friday at 9am. All ramps will also close.

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All lanes and ramps will reopen Monday (5/13) at 6am.

Friday evening (5/10), 9pm

Downtown, ALL LANES of northbound I-65/70 will close from the south split to the north split on Friday at 9pm. Traffic on eastbound I-70 will be diverted to southbound I-65. All ramps will close between the splits.

All lanes and ramps will reopen Monday (5/13) at 6am.


Here’s what INDOT recommends:

Reroute INDOT

South siders can grab westbound I-465, and then take eastbound I-70 to the West St. or Meridian St/Illinois ramps into downtown.

You can also take westbound I-465 to U.S. 31 and hop off, or just take U.S. 31 or S.R. 135/ S. Meridian all the way into downtown. Look here:


Also, those who live on the southeast side – say Franklin Township – might want to bump in on Southeastern.

We’ll keep you updated with the traffic blogs, and you can always fire off questions to @WIBCTraffic on Twitter. 

Hang in there. 


Matt Bair is the new voice of Indianapolis traffic, and can be followed on Twitter @WIBCTraffic. Tips? Call direct at (317) 684-8134 or the 93 WIBC Newsroom at (317) 637-6397.