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INDOT closing I-70 in both directions from South Split to Ronald Reagan Parkway for 30 days

Posted at 9:05 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 09:29:19-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Transportation is using the COVID-19 restrictions and rescheduling to accelerate more major construction projects around the city of Indianapolis.

INDOT will close the I-70 Eastbound and Westbound for approximately 30 days each for another major construction project.

I-70 EB from Ronald Reagan Parkway to the South Split will close on May 22. All lanes are scheduled to reopen on June 28.

I-70 WB from the South Split to Ronald Reagan Parkway will close on June 26. All lanes are scheduled to reopen on July 30.

Crews will be concrete patching and working on bridge joints and bridge decks during the full closures, which will remain in effect during the Memorial Day and July 4th holiday weekends.

All collector lanes will be open to and from the Indianapolis International Airport during the full closures.


During the closures, drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes and plan extra time to travel.

  • From the airport to I-70 EB: Take the collector lanes to I-465 NB around to I-70 EB.
  • I-70 WB to the airport: Take I-465 SB around to Ronald Reagan collector lanes to get to the airport. Or continue North on I-465 to get back to I-70 WB.

Full interstate closures are being used to ensure safety for workers, reduce the overall construction time, and maximize use of taxpayer dollars.