Bridge and Pavement Work to Close ramps at I-74 & I-465
INDIANAPOLIS, IN Construction contractors plan to temporarily close one lane of westbound Interstate 74 for concrete pavement repairs and two ramps at the I-74 and Interstate 465 interchange on the southeast side of Indianapolis, Indiana, for bridge work.
Overnight closures of the westbound I-74 ramp to southbound I-465 continue between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Crews will also begin nightly closures on the southbound I-465 ramp to eastbound I-74.
Also, the left lane of westbound I-74 will be closed approaching London Road (Exit 103) until I-465 as crews saw cut areas of pavement to be removed and replaced over the weekend. The same lane closure will repeat as sections of pavement are removed and new concrete is poured. The lane will remain closed as the new concrete cures.
Construction closures may be postponed if weather forecasts predict rain.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded a $935,000 contract to American Contracting and Services for bridge deck maintenance and preservation on the two interchange ramps. The project will require recurring weeknight and weekend ramp closures.
During the closures of the westbound I-74 ramp to southbound I-465, traffic will be directed north on I-465 to the U.S. 40/Washington Street (Exit 46) interchange to return southbound on I-465.
The closure of the southbound I-465 ramp to eastbound I-74 will close southbound Shadeland Avenue access to southbound I-465 and eastbound I-74. Shadeland Avenue traffic will be directed to the U.S. 52/Brookville Road (Exit 47) interchange to access southbound I-465, and interstate traffic will be directed south on I-65 to Southport Road to return northbound on I-465 and access eastbound I-74.
Specific ramp closure dates will be announced in advance and communicated to interstate motorists using electronic message signs. All work on the project is expected to be complete in June.
Crews will be replacing sections of concrete pavement and applying modified concrete overlays to the bridge decks. A bridge deck overlay is a protective wearing surface bonded to the existing concrete deck pavement. Bridge deck overlays preserve a structure's concrete and steel components and provide a renewed driving surface for motorists.