The Indiana Department of Transportation says all lanes of Interstate 465 on the west side of Indianapolis have been reopened.
Nearly four miles of I-465 northbound were closed Tuesday morning after a mobile car crusher struck and severely damaged the overhead U.S. 36/Rockville Road bridge.
Crews worked through the night and endured heavy rain to cut away and demolish damaged portions of the bridge over I-465 northbound.
Rockville Road lane and ramp closures
INDOT says U.S. 36/Rockville Road lane closures will remain in place for a few months approaching the I-465 bridge.
Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane remain open for local U.S. 36/Rockville Road access across the I-465 bridge. In addition, the U.S. 36/Rockville Road looping ramp to I-465 northbound will remain closed.
INDOT is urging commuters and through traffic to use alternate routes unless they are accessing nearby homes or businesses. It says it will work with the Indianapolis Department of Public Works to monitor the area and make temporary adjustments to signage and traffic signals as needed to improve traffic flow.
New, custom concrete bridge beams must be produced, delivered and erected. Crews must install concrete forms and working platforms before new concrete decking and railings may be poured. Winter temperatures may slow concrete curing times and require special heaters or insulation.