State to invest $50 million to improve I-465/I-69 interchange on Indy’s northeast side
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December 29, 2015) – Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday that the State will invest an estimated $50 million to reconfigure the busy I-465/I-69 interchange on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The project will ease congestion, improve safety, and reduce travel time in the heavily traveled corridor that’s used by more than 165,000 drivers daily.
“Significant growth in Noblesville, Fishers and the northeast side of Indianapolis has created the need to update our highway infrastructure in the area,” Pence said. “Building this interchange will increase capacity and improve traffic flow. This project, along with recent and planned projects to widen I-69, a scheduled interchange at 106th Street, and the modernization of State Road 37 in Fishers, will dramatically improve the ability of people and commerce to move efficiently in central Indiana.”
The project will include:
- Building a high-speed, two-lane ramp for traffic exiting I-465 eastbound onto I-69 northbound. The new ramp would bridge over Binford Boulevard and I-465, while the existing low-speed loop ramp would remain for I-465 eastbound traffic exiting I-69 onto 82nd Street in Castleton.
- Widening I-465 to four travel lanes in each direction between the White River bridge and I-69. In addition, two ramp lanes in each direction would run continuously between the I-69, Allisonville Road and Keystone Avenue interchanges for traffic entering and exiting the interstate.
The Indiana Department of Transportation will put forth a formal request for proposals seeking engineering companies interested in designing the project. INDOT expects to begin the preliminary design of the project in 2016 with construction expected to begin in 2020.