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North Split lane shifts planned for Thursday night

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Mar 30, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-30 10:57:16-04

INDIANAPOLIS — This morning, INDOT announced a major traffic shift scheduled for Thursday night at the North Split.

Starting at 9 p.m. tonight, crews plan to move barrels and barriers to shift traffic off a bridge and onto new pavement as the project progresses.

After this shift is complete, the northbound Rural Street ramp to westbound Interstate 70 will reopen.

However, the southbound Keystone Avenue ramp to westbound I-70 will remain closed.

As drivers travel into the city on westbound I-70 from the east side through the north split they will be faced with these options:

  • Stay to the right if you need to continue onto NB Interstate 65
  • Use the left lanes to continue westbound on I-70 toward the Indianapolis International Airport
  • Use the center lane if you want to access the ramp into downtown via Michigan Street

"(This is) Just another check on our list," INDOT spokesperson Kyleigh Cramer said. "It means that we are inching closer and closer to the interchange opening."
Cramer said the expectation is that traffic will be fully opened by the end of April and crews will remain present in the area through the end of 2023 for cleanup, landscaping and more.