INDOT will reopen the Pine Street entrance ramp to I-70 eastbound in downtown Indianapolis by Saturday morning. The ramp has been closed since late July.  

The Pine Street to I-65 northbound connection will not be open to traffic at this time.

The entrance ramp closure provided crews with a safe working area and allowed work on the future I-65 NB connection from Pine Street to progress ahead of schedule. Work in this area has consisted of new pavement and the demolition and reconstruction of three new bridges.

The North Split reconstruction project will provide safer, more free-flowing travel for the thousands of motorists who use the interchange each day. Once complete, the new system will take up a smaller footprint and increase the walkability of surrounding downtown Indianapolis neighborhoods. The redesigned interchange will improve safety by eliminating weaving and merging, leading to better traffic flow.   

With the reopening of the Pine Street ramp, there are a few options for drivers to get into and out of Downtown Indianapolis:  

Access into downtown:  

  • I-70 WB collector/distributor (C/D) ramp to Michigan Street 
  • I-70 WB to MLK/West Street  
  • I-65 SB to Meridian Street  
  • I-65 NB to Washington Street  
  • All existing ramps on I-70 west of South Split  

Access out of downtown:  

  • Pine Street to I-70 EB  
  • Delaware/11th Street to I-70 EB 
  • Meridian St. to I-65 NB 
  • All existing ramps to I-65 SB/I-70 WB south of South Split

INDOT encourages drivers to slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

For up-to-date project information, text “NORTHSPLIT” to 468311. Follow the North Split project’s progress on social media at:   


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For details about lane restrictions and closures associated with current road work throughout the state of Indiana, please visit 511 Cars for more information.