Two public meetings, one in-person and one virtual, are planned for early November to introduce an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) project that will bring improvements to I-65 on the southeast side of Indianapolis. I-65 Safety and Efficiency is expected to reduce corridor congestion, improve traffic flow and improve safety along the corridor.
The public meetings will introduce the project and offer an opportunity for one-on-one conversations with members of the Project Team.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
SENSE Charter School
1601 Barth Ave., Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m.
Register at bit.ly/I-65VirtualMeeting
The nearly 5-mile project corridor begins north of the I-465 interchange and ends just north of Fletcher Avenue near downtown Indianapolis. The project is expected to include added capacity using the existing shoulder, the widening of three bridges, the replacement of one bridge, pavement patching and resurfacing, and improvements to multiple drainage structures.
The Hanna Avenue bridge over I-65 is expected to be replaced as part of the project and will be able to accommodate a future pedestrian pathway. The northbound bridges over Naomi Street and E. Pleasant Run (North and South) parkways will be widened, and the northbound bridge over Morris/Prospect Street will be rehabilitated and widened.
I-65 Safety and Efficiency is expected to utilize the existing shoulder to add one lane in each direction between I-465 and I-70 for a total of four travel lanes in each direction. I-65 will remain open to traffic during construction.
I-65 Safety and Efficiency is in the environmental and preliminary design stage. The Project Team is coordinating with local, state and federal officials throughout the project.
A public hearing is expected in fall 2023 and will be followed by a formal comment period. Construction is expected to begin in 2025 and last up to two years.
Public input is an important part of project development. The I65SafetyandEfficiency website includes project information, maps and FAQs. Project news and updates are shared on Facebook and Twitter. People interested in I-65 Safety and Efficiency are encouraged to follow the project on social media and sign up for updates by email on the project website or text “INDOT I65SandE” to 468311.
Public Meeting – Special Accommodations
With advance notice, INDOT can provide special accommodation for persons with disabilities and/or limited English speaking ability and persons needing auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters, signers, readers or large print.
Should special accommodation be needed, please contact Berry Craig, public involvement specialist, at (270) 705-1640, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About I-65 Safety and Efficiency
I-65 Safety and Efficiency includes planned improvements for I-65 on the southeast side of Indianapolis. The nearly 5-mile corridor stretches from north of the I-465 interchange to just north of Fletcher Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.
The INDOT project is expected to reduce corridor congestion, improve traffic flow and improve safety along this section of I-65. The project is in the environmental and preliminary design stage