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.