South Split now closed for two months

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The downtown commute just got a lot more complicated.

At the stroke of midnight, contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation officially started the South Split Project, which closes I-65 and I-70 in downtown Indianapolis for 59 days.

The focus of the nearly $12.5 million project is to lower the pavement underneath the overpass bridges and increase the clearance by nine inches.  Since 1999, more than 400 oversized trucks have clipped the underside of these bridges, according to INDOT.

Fox 59 is your Traffic Authority for moments like these, so here is some helpful information to guide your commute over the next two months:

– From the south side, NB I-65 can only go west on I-70.
– From the northeast side, WB I-70 can only go to Collector or continue NB I-65 exiting off at Meridian or West
– Remember, trucks will have to use I-465 to go from I-70 on south west side to I-70 on north east side and vice versa

OPEN RAMPS:
• I-65 southbound to I-70 eastbound –North Split
• I-65 northbound to I-70 westbound  – South Split
• I-70 westbound to I-65 northbound – North Split
• I-70 eastbound to I-65 southbound – South Split
• I-65 southbound/I-70 eastbound exits to North Street, Michigan Street, Vermont Street, Ohio Street and Fletcher Avenue
• Pine Street ramps entering I-65 northbound and I-70 eastbound  – this is heading to North Split
• Morris Street ramp entering I-65 southbound
• I-65 northbound exit ramp to Morris Street – from the south side

CLOSED RAMPS:
• I-65 southbound to I-70 westbound  -South split
• I-70 westbound to I-65 southbound – North split
• I-65 northbound to I-70 eastbound – this is the split from nb travelers to continue on past the south split
• I-70 eastbound to I-65 northbound – south split
• I-65 northbound/I-70 eastbound exit ramp to Washington Street
• Washington Street ramp entering I-65 southbound/I-70 westbound
• Calvary Street, McCarty Street & Virginia Avenue ramp entering I-65 northbound/I-70 eastbound
• I-65 southbound/I-70 eastbound exit ramp to East Street

Additional links:

INDOT’s South Split Overview – http://www.in.gov/indot/3154.htm
Detour Map – http://www.in.gov/indot/files/South_Split_I-65-I-70_Detour_Map.pdf
Ramp Closure Map – http://www.in.gov/indot/files/GF_SouthSplit_MainlineRampClosures.pdf
Fox 59 Traffic – https://fox59.com/traffic/#axzz2dol1WbHc