INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The northbound lanes of I-465 have been closed between I-70 and 10th Street after a semi carrying large equipment crashed into an overpass at Rockville Road/ U.S. 36 on the west side. The closure is expected to last several days.
Rockville Road/ U.S. 36 was originally closed, but at least one lane has been reopened in each direction to provide local access across the I-465 bridge.
During these closures and repairs, traffic will be significantly affected, especially during peak morning and evening traffic periods.
Northbound traffic on I-465 is being detoured at Exit 9, where motorist must exit to either eastbound or westbound Interstate 70. Below are some alternate routes that can be taken by motorists.
- If you’re on eastbound I-70 on the west side, or I-465 N on the southwest side and your goal is to get to the northwest side of Indy, then your detour would be to go eastbound on I-70 to Holt Road, north on Holt to 10th Street, west on 10th to northbound I-465. That will bypass the closures at the Washington Street exit and Rockville Road exit on 465.
- If you’re on eastbound I-70 on the west side, and your goal is to get to the northeast side of Indy, then your detour would be to take eastbound I-70 across the city, through the downtown split to I-465 on the east side, and then head north.
- If you want to avoid downtown altogether, you could also detour south on I-465 and do the whole loop on the south side of the city, but that’s going completely out of the way.
INDOT is displaying messages on signs to help route interstate traffic around the closure.
Traffic that is displaced is expected to increase congestion on other routes, including I-465 on the east side and I-65 and I-70. Other west-side I-465 interchanges and routes into and out of Indianapolis are also expected to see increased traffic, including I-74, U.S. 136/Crawfordsville Road, 10th Street, U.S. 40/West Washington Street, Sam Jones Expressway, as well as north-south roads connecting to these corridors.
Southbound I-465 remains open to traffic, except the left lane, which has been closed to allow for removal of damaged bridge beams and affected concrete bridge deck and railing.
Rockville Road’s eastbound looping ramp to I-465 northbound remains closed. Rockville Road’s ramps entering and exiting I-465 southbound west of the bridge remain open.