The Indiana Department of Transportation has laid out its
plans for a massive reconstruction of Interstate 70, which is set to begin this
The project, dubbed "Super 70," will see the reconstruction
of I-70 from the east side of Indianapolis to the north split in downtown, and
is expected to continue through the end of the year.
The state's DOT said in a statement this week that drivers
can expect to see two-way traffic in the eastbound lanes as the westbound lanes
are closed. Westbound on-off ramps at Keystone and Emerson Avenues in
Indianapolis will also be closed.
When complete, the $175-million project will include 75
miles of new pavement, 28 new bridge deck (the top surface) and a new overpass
at Sherman Drive in Indianapolis, according to a press release.
All truck traffic weighing more than 13 tons is prohibited from traveling in the construction zone. Through trucks must use Interstate 465.