Temporary overnight street closures on Alabama Street set to begin Tuesday, lane shifts scheduled throughout the weekend

MARION COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced today upcoming overnight closures on Alabama Street between 11th and 12th streets for partial demolition of the I-65 bridge over Alabama Street. Previous lane shifts allow four travel lanes to be maintained in each direction on I-65 and the Pennsylvania/Meridian Street exit to remain open. This work is part of the nearly $320 million project to redesign and reconstruct the I-65/I-70 North Split interchange in the northeast corner of downtown Indianapolis.

Alabama Street Overnight Closures
The first overnight closure on Alabama Street is expected to begin on or after Tuesday March 2 at 7 p.m. between 11th and 12th Streets. Alabama Street will close nightly from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge demolition work on the I-65 bridge over Alabama Street. Work is expected to be complete on or after Tuesday, March 9, weather dependent. While Alabama Street is closed to traffic between 11th and 12th streets, local northbound and southbound traffic should use Central and Fort Wayne avenues as the detour route around the temporary closures. See the detour

I-70 Traffic Shifts
Traffic shifts on I-70 westbound for work on the eastern portion of the project are expected to occur Friday and Sunday nights and will require overnight lane restrictions. I-70 westbound from near Emerson Avenue (mile marker 86.1) to the North Split (mile marker 83.3) will be restricted to one lane of through traffic beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, February 26 through 5 a.m. the next morning, weather dependent. Crews are expected to complete the traffic shift on the westbound lanes of I-70 in this area from 7 p.m. Sunday, February 28 until 5 a.m. Monday morning. One lane of through traffic will be maintained throughout.

Saturday night crews will be shifting traffic on approximately two miles of roadway from I-65 northbound at the North Split (mile marker 82.7) to I-70 eastbound, and from I-70 eastbound from College Avenue (mile marker 83.3) to Roosevelt Avenue (mile marker 86.1). One lane of through traffic will remain open on I-70 eastbound from 9 p.m. Saturday, February 27 through 5 a.m. Sunday, weather dependent.

I-70 Barrier Wall Installation
Overnight lane restrictions on I-70 eastbound and westbound are anticipated to begin the evening of Monday, March 1 through the morning of Thursday, March 4 while barrier wall is installed. I-70 westbound from Keystone Avenue to the North Split will be restricted to three lanes of through traffic from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. both Monday and Tuesday nights. I-70 eastbound Lewis Street to Roosevelt Avenue will be restricted to three lanes of through traffic from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Daytime Pile Driving at Central Avenue and Saint Clair Street
Daytime pile driving on the Michigan Street exit ramp over Saint Clair Street and retaining wall excavation that began last week are expected to continue through Wednesday, March 3 and Friday, March 5, respectively (pending weather). The Michigan Street exit remains closed until late spring 2021.

In addition to this work, daytime pile driving is expected on or after Friday, March 12 through Friday, March 19 for reconstruction of the I-65 bridge over Central Avenue. Piles are driven into the ground to provide foundation support for the bridge and this work is being completed during the day to minimize noise impacts on adjacent neighborhoods.

Detailed maps with construction-related closure and access information can be found on the Construction Info/Maps page.

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