The Indiana Department of Transportation will close I-65 between I-80/94 and 15th Avenue for approximately nine months beginning around March 1st for construction.

Access from 15th Ave. to I-65 south will be closed for the time being. Access from I-65 south to 15th Ave. and access from 15th Ave. to I-65 north will remain open, as will the ramps from I-65 north to eastbound or westbound I-80/94 and the ramp from I-80/94 east to I-65 south.

This is the second of three reconstructions in the works for I-65 where it crosses over I-80/94. The first, currently underway, addresses interchange work south of I-80/94 and the third includes adding travel lanes to I-80/94 under I-65 and is scheduled to begin in 2009.

The nine-month closure will include:

  • Approximately 1.5 miles of I-65 from the bridge over I-80/94 to 15th Ave.
  • The ramp from I-80/94 W.B. to I-65 N.B.
  • The ramp from I-80/94 W.B. to I-65 S.B.
  • The ramp from I-80/94 E.B. to I-65 N.B.

Detour routes for I-65:

  • I-65 N.B. to 15th Ave. – take I-80/94 E.B. to State Road 51 (S.R. 51) N.B. to U.S. 12/20 W.B. to I-65 S.B. to 15th Ave.
  • I-65 N.B. to U.S. 12/20 – take I-80/94 E.B. to S.R. 51 N.B. to U.S. 12/20
  • I-65 S.B. from U.S. 12/20 – take U.S. 12/20 E.B. to S.R. 51 S.B. to I-80/94 W.B. to the ramps at State Road 53 (Broadway) to I-80/94 E.B. to I-65 S.B.

Detour routes for I-80/94:

  • I-80/94 W.B. or W.B. to I-65 N.B. – take S.R. 51 N.B. to U.S. 12/20 W.B. to I-65
  • I-80/94 W.B. to I-65 S.B. – continue on I-80/94 W.B. to the ramps at S.R. 53 (Broadway) to I-80/94 E.B. to I-65 S.B.

Detour routes for the Indiana Toll Road:

  • I-65 N.B. to Indiana Toll Road E.B. – take I-80/94 E.B. to Indiana Toll Road E.B.
  • I-65 N.B. to Indiana Toll Road W.B. – take I-80/94 to State Road 912 (Cline Avenue) W.B. to Indiana Toll Road W.B.
  • Indian Toll Road E.B. to I-65 S.B. – take S.R. 912 (Cline Ave.) E.B. to I-80/94 E.B. to I-65 S.B.
  • Indiana Toll Road W.B. to I-65 S.B. – take I-80/94 W.B. to the ramps at S.R. 53 (Broadway) to I-80/94 E.B. to I-65 S.B.