The Indiana Department of Transportation says it will close portions of Interstate 65 in Indianapolis beginning July 1, and anticipates opening the interstate back to traffic on Aug. 5.
Work will be done to rehabilitate seven bridges along the stretch of I-65 between Meridian and 21st streets.
"What our crews plan to do with those bridges is to remove about a couple of inches of the current surface off the top of those bridges and basically resurface them," says INDOT Media Relations Director, LaMar Holliday.
Southbound I-65 between the I-65/I-465 interchange on the northwest side of Indianapolis will be closed. During the closure, I-65 southbound traffic in the area will be detoured via I-465 South or I-865 East.
The project will also close both directions of I-65 between Meridian Street (exit 113) and 21st Street (exit 115) in downtown Indianapolis. The entrance and exit ramps at the Dr. Martin Luther King St./West St. interchange (exit 114) will also be closed. The entrance ramp from 21st St. to northbound I-65 will remain open.
INDOT says this work is not part of the highly-publicized North Split project.