Find alternate routes for the South Split project

I-70 west split closure
A sign indicates I-70 westbound closed at the south split in Indianapolis in May 2015. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It’s one of INDOT’s largest projects set for this summer and it starts Wednesday.

The major closure on the South Split started at midnight. The ramp from Interstate 65 north to Interstate 70 west will be closed for months.

There are a few different options you can take now that the ramp is closed — one of those is Raymond Street. Starting from I-65 and Keystone Avenue heading north to downtown, 24-Hour New 8 had a destination set for Lucas Oil Stadium.

When the I-70 ramp was open, it usually took about 4-5 minutes, but with the ramp closed we got off I-65 and took a left on Raymond Street, then a right on Meridian Street and headed north. That trip added about five more minutes to the trip for a total of 10 minutes.

Another option is to pass the Raymond Street exit and keep going on I-65 and take the Morris and Prospect Street exit; however, westbound Morris street is blocked.

Lastly, you can take I-65 past I-70 to the East Washington Street exit further up on I-65 north. That puts you right on the east side of the city.

Again, construction will be going on here for the next two months, so drivers have plenty of time to figure out an alternate route. 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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