Biggest road projects in Indianapolis this year

We’re sharing some of the biggest road projects to pay attention to while you’re commuting around the Circle City.

Construction work on a bridge over Interstate 465

Construction work on a Carson Avenue bridge over Interstate 465 as part of the Finish Line project.

Photo by I-69 Finish Line

If you commute around central Indiana, chances are you’ve passed through some construction sites. The Indiana Department of Transportation is continuing several large road projects around Indy.

We’re breaking down some of the biggest projects that could have an impact on your commute this year.

I-69 Finish Line

The Interstate 69 Finish Line project is the big ticket item on the list of road projects and is the nation’s newest interstate that will be fully opened to traffic by the end of the year.

The highway project connecting Evansville to Indy included constructing an interstate from Martinsville to I-465 in Indianapolis + adding an additional travel lane on I-465 from I-65 to I-70 on the southwest side of Indianapolis. The majority of the work that is left now lies in Marion County. Follow along for traffic updates.

Aerial view of Clear Path 465 Interstate project

An aerial view of a section of Interstate 465 that is part of the Clear Path project.

Photo by Clear Path 465

Clear Path 465

Eventually, drivers will notice less congestion along I-465 and I-69 on the northeast side of Indianapolis after the Clear Path project is finished in 2025. It will add new travel and ramp lanes, as well as 14 bridges to the roadway. Until then, drivers on the northeast side of Indianapolis should expect occasional delays as construction continues.

Tomorrow, March 7 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. there will be a single lane closure on the ramp from I-69 South to I-465 South, which will alternate between the right and left lane as work is completed. Get more traffic updates.

Ramp metering

Drivers on the southeast side of Indy will notice changes in how they merge. According to INDOT, ramp meters are being placed on I-465 between I-65 and I-70 on the southeast side of the loop. Ramp metering controls the frequency of vehicles entering the roadway to match road capacity + will only be used during peak travel periods and when crashes occur.

Meters are being being placed at:

  • Emerson Avenue
  • Southeastern Avenue
  • Shadeland Avenue
  • Brookville Road/US 52
  • Washington Street/US 40

Learn more about how ramp metering works.

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