Work starting soon on I-65 widening near Indianapolis

INDOT camera of Southport Road and I-65 March 9, 2015 (INDOT)

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — State officials say work is about to start on a project for adding lanes to a 13-mile section of Interstate 65 in Indianapolis’ southern suburbs.

Gov. Mike Pence is scheduled to take part Tuesday in the project’s groundbreaking ceremony in Greenwood.

The state highway department says a contractor plans to begin work March 16 on a $36 million project for rebuilding and widening I-65 between Southport Road in Indianapolis and the Main Street interchange in Greenwood.

The agency says a contract for the work between Greenwood and Franklin should be awarded soon.

State officials also are planning expansion work for I-65 in Clark County near Louisville, Kentucky, and I-69 northeast of Indianapolis. Those projects are being paid for with $400 million set aside by the Legislature in 2013. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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