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INDOT > Major Projects > Operation Indy Commute > Operation Indy Commute - I-65 & I-465 South Operation Indy Commute - I-65 & I-465 South


Operation Indy CommuteOperation Indy Commute is a new initiative by INDOT to strategically open up recurring commuting bottlenecks in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. The program is modeled after successful, quick-turnaround traffic flow improvements built in other states under the Federal Highway Administration’s Localized Bottleneck Reduction Program.

Several improvements are intended to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion at I-65 and I-465 on the southeast side of Indianapolis:

  • Replace the I-465 westbound to I-65 southbound loop ramp with a new two-lane flyover ramp
  • Rebuild the I-465 eastbound to I-65 southbound ramp on a new alignment to accommodate the new flyover ramp
  • Widen the northbound I-65 to eastbound I-465 ramp to two lanes
  • Widen and rebuild the shoulders for both directions of I-465 between I-65 and Emerson Avenue to provide additional passing and ramp/merge lanes
  • Widen and rebuild the right shoulder of I-65 northbound and southbound between I-465 and Southport Road to provide a new ramp/merge lanes
  • Replace the Sherman Drive bridge to allow more lanes of I-465 below

View live Operation Indy Commute construction photos.

Impacts to Traffic

During construction, traffic will be maintained on the existing I-65 and I-465 ramps until improvements are completed. During peak commuting times, three lanes will be maintained in each direction for both I-65 and I-465. Occasional lane closures may be required at night and other off-peak times.

Widening of I-465 is expected to begin in 2014 and will require reconstruction of the Sherman Drive bridge. Walsh closed the bridge on Dec. 2, 2013. During the closure, Sherman Drive traffic will be detoured to Carson Avenue over I-465. The bridge is expected to reopen by September 2014.

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Contact Information

Greenfield District Customer Service
Indiana Department of Transportation
32 South Broadway
Greenfield, IN 46140
1-855-463-6848
eastcentralin@indot.in.gov