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May 17, 2021

North Split closure may impact travel to IU Health facilities in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS

North Split closure may impact travel to IU Health facilities in Indianapolis

Travel in downtown Indianapolis will look different for the next 18 months because the I-65/I-70 north split is now closed until November 2022. If you’re coming downtown for an appointment at an IU Health facility, please plan ahead and allow extra time. Traffic downtown may be heavier due to detours. Additional details are below.

North Split construction map

I-70 Westbound

  • Will be closed to I-70 westbound through traffic and to I-65 southbound traffic
  • Will remain open to either the Michigan Street or Ohio Street exits via collector/distributor ramps
  • Will be accessible from the Washington Street entrance ramp

I-70 Eastbound

  • The West Street, Illinois Street and Meridian Street Interchanges (south side) can access I-65 southbound and I-65 northbound to Washington Street
  • Will be closed to I-70 eastbound through traffic and to I-65 northbound traffic (from the South Split)
  • Will be accessible from the Pine Street and Washington Street entrance ramps

I-65 Northbound

  • Will be closed to I-65 northbound through traffic and to I-70 eastbound traffic (from the South Split)
  • Will remain open through the South Split up to the Washington Street exit
  • Will be accessible from the Illinois Street on ramp

I-65 Southbound

  • Will be accessible from the Washington Street entrance ramp
  • Will be closed to I-65 southbound through traffic and to I-70 westbound traffic
  • Will remain open to I-70 eastbound traffic (except closed for 45 days in Fall 2021)
  • Will be accessible from the West Street entrance ramp and Delaware Street entrance ramp to I-70 eastbound traffic only (except closed for 45 days in Fall 2021)

Traffic flow highlights

  • During the full closure, I-65 and I-70 between the North Split and Washington Street will be closed to all traffic while bridges and roadways are reconstructed
  • Access in and out of downtown will remain open via the I-70 westbound exit ramp to Michigan or Ohio streets and the Pine Street entrance ramp to I-70 eastbound
  • The I-65 southbound to I-70 eastbound and I-70 westbound to I-65 northbound connections will remain open to traffic during construction
  • If you’d like to stay up to date on the latest construction news and see more details, you can visit the North Split project website, which features a project overview, construction schedule and additional maps.