January 20, 2023

INDOT plans to reopen I-70 westbound through North Split on Sunday

This Indiana Department of Transportation photo taken in January 2023 shows demolition underway for the lanes that previously carried Interstate 70 eastbound to Interstate 65 northbound. - Provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation

This Indiana Department of Transportation photo taken in January 2023 shows demolition underway for the lanes that previously carried Interstate 70 eastbound to Interstate 65 northbound.

Provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation

The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to reopen Interstate 70 westbound through the North Split interchange this weekend. 

Weather permitting, the westbound lanes of I-70 will be open by Sunday morning.  

The westbound ramp to Michigan Street will close Friday at 9 p.m. as crews prepare for the reopening. There will also be intermittent lane restrictions on I-70 westbound from Emerson Avenue to the North Split Friday and Saturday nights.

Beginning Sunday, motorists can travel I-70 westbound from the east and continue through the North Split onto I-70 westbound south of downtown. INDOT reopened I-70 eastbound through the North Split last week.

Interstate 65 northbound will detour along I-70 westbound, and I-65 southbound traffic will continue using the detour along Interstate 465 until I-65 reopens in late spring of 2023.

The ramp to Meridian and Pennsylvania streets will remain closed until I-65 is open. Motorists won't have access to that ramp from I-70 westbound when the new North Split interchange configuration is complete. INDOT says the change eliminates the weaving pattern across multiple lanes, improving safety.

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