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Officials provide alternate routes to and from Indianapolis airport ahead of Gen Con

One big closure and one big convention
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Posted at 11:12 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 23:18:01-04

INDIANAPOLIS — One of the most popular conventions to hit Indianapolis will commence in Indianapolis on Thursday, and more than 65,000 people will be coming with it. With that being said, I-70 eastbound and westbound is closed from I-465 to the south split until Monday, Aug. 5.

The Indiana Department of Transportation has advised that drivers plan ahead of the busy weekend and have provided travelers with alternate routes to and from the airport to downtown Indianapolis.

From Airport to Downtown

  • Use Ronald Reagan Pkwy. North to U.S. 40 (Washington St.), travel east on U.S. 40 (Washington St.) to downtown Indianapolis
  • Use I-465 north to U.S. 40 (Washington St.), travel east on Washington St. to downtown Indianapolis
  • Use I-465 north to Sam Jones Expressway, follow Sam Jones Expressway east to Harding St. (Sam Jones Expressway will become Raymond St. east of Holt Rd.), travel north on Harding St. to Washington St., travel east on Washington St. to downtown Indianapolis
  • Use I-465 north to U.S. 36 (Rockville Rd.), travel east on Rockville to Washington St., travel east on Washington St. to downtown Indianapolis
  • Use I-465 south to S.R. 67 (Kentucky Ave.), travel north on Kentucky Ave. to Harding St., travel north on Harding St. to Washington St., travel east on Washington St. to downtown Indianapolis

From West of Indianapolis International Airport to Downtown Indianapolis

  • From I-70 east, take exit 66 for S.R. 267 (Quaker Blvd.), follow Quaker Blvd. north to U.S. 40 (Washington St.), follow Washington St. east to downtown Indianapolis.

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