Temporary closures of eastbound I-465 loop ramp to northbound I-69 start Tuesday, Oct. 18 to repair bridge damage

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Indiana Department of Transportation News Release

Temporary closures of eastbound I-465 ramp to I-69 
start Tuesday, Oct. 18 to repair bridge damage


On Thursday, April 28, 2016, a truck hauling an excavator collided with the underside of the I-465 bridge over northbound I-69/Binford Boulevard, damaging a steel beam. 

Bridge inspectors and engineers took immediate action to ensure that the structure is safe, and INDOT has contracted Rieth-Riley Construction to repair the damage for $348,792. For information about how INDOT seeks reimbursement for repairing and replacing damaged infrastructure, go to http://www.in.gov/indot/3130.htm

INDOT reminds all drivers to follow safety requirements by securing and measuring all loads, obtaining permits for loads higher than 13 feet 6 inches and following designated routes for oversize vehicles.

Bridge repairs and traffic impacts

Crews will heat damaged steel to 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit to straighten deflections and drill holes through the beam to bolt on reinforcing splice plates.

Work will require temporary, recurring closures of the eastbound I-465 Exit 37 loop ramp to northbound I-69 starting on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Ramp closures are scheduled to repeat on the following schedule through early November:

  • Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Friday from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday
  • Saturday from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) on Sunday

At the same times, northbound Binford Boulevard may be reduced to one lane with a 45 mph work zone speed limit when workers are present. The right shoulder of eastbound I-465 will be closed at the bridge, and the I-465 speed limit will remain 55 mph.

During ramp closures, overhead and portable message signs will alert motorists and direct interstate traffic to continue southbound on I-465 and use the 56th Street (Exit 40) interchange to return northbound on I-465 to access northbound I-69 (Exit 37). Drivers with local destinations should seek their best alternate route.

INDOT's interstate messages can be viewed in real time at http://pws.trafficwise.org

Plan for the future

INDOT is developing plans to reconfigure the busy I-465 and I-69 interchange on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The project will aim to ease congestion, increase safety and reduce travel time in the heavily-traveled corridor used by more than 165,000 drivers each day. INDOT is currently in the preliminary design stages of the project

Stay informed

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new

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