Indiana Project Will Lower Pavement to Increase Bridge Clearances

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced plans to close I-65 and I-70 for up to 90 days this fall to lower the pavement beneath seven low bridges at the South Split.

More than 400 oversize vehicles have struck South Split bridges over I-65 and I-70 since 1999, and the pace has increased in recent years. 

INDOT plans to use incentives and an innovative bidding technique that reduced closure days for the Allisonville Road Bridge and other projects around the state. A public open house is tentatively scheduled for July 11 to present project details and answer questions.

INDOT will partner with the City of Indianapolis to keep traffic flowing and access open to downtown cultural districts, applying techniques that were successfully used during the 2003 Hyperfix project. Message boards and signage will direct I-65 and I-70 through traffic to use the south and west legs of I-465.