Two public meetings, one in-person and one virtual, are planned for late this month to provide more details about 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.
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
SENSE Charter School
1601 Barth Ave., Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 6 p.m.
Register at bit.ly/VirtualMeetingI65
The nearly 5-mile project corridor begins north of the I-465 interchange and ends just north of Fletcher Avenue. The project is expected to include added capacity, bridge improvements, pavement patching and resurfacing, and improvements to multiple drainage structures.
I-65 Safety and Efficiency will largely 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. The Hanna Avenue bridge over I-65 is expected to be replaced 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.
More details about these improvements and sidewalk improvements throughout the corridor will be shared at the public meetings.
I-65 Safety and Efficiency is in the environmental and preliminary design stage. A public hearing is expected by spring 2024 and will be followed by a formal comment period. Construction is expected to begin in 2025 and last up to two years.
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 email@example.com.
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.