I-65 closure

I-65 closure

Summer travel may prove to be a little bit challenging to and from the IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis.

Interstate 65, one of the city's major access highways to the campus, will be closed for 35 days sometime between July 1 - August 5.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will rehabilitate bridges along a stretch of I-65. The West St. entry and exit ramps to and from campus will not be accessible during the construction.

PDF of a map of the affected areas

Roadway improvements led by the city of Indianapolis will also impact travel in and around campus.

Best practices

  • Stay informed. INDOT has created a webpage for this project and also encourages drivers to follow @INDOTEast on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay informed. 
  • Plan accordingly. Allow extra time to get to IUPUI and be prepared for traffic delays when leaving campus.
  • Find alternative routes. Consider using a GPS mapping app on your smartphone or tablet. Apps like Google Maps, Waze, and others may find alternative routes for your travel, even if you know where you are going.

Alternative directions to campus during the I-65 project

From the North

  • From I-65 southbound, take exit 115 toward 21st Street.
  • Turn right onto W 21st Street.
  • Follow 21st Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street.
  • Turn left onto Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street.
  • Follow Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street to Michigan Street.
  • Turn right onto Michigan Street.

From the South

  • From I-65 northbound, take exit 110B to merge onto I-70 W towards St. Louis.
  • Take exit 79A towards West Street.
  • Turn right onto Missouri Street and continue from Missouri Street onto West Street.
  • Follow West Street to New York Street.
  • Turn left onto New York Street.

From the East 

  • From I-70 westbound, take I-65 S towards I-70 W.
  • Take exit 110B to I-70 W towards St. Louis.
  • Take exit 79A on the right towards West Street.
  • Turn right onto Missouri Street.
  • Continue from Missouri Street onto West Street.
  • Follow West Street to New York Street and turn left onto New York Street.

Or

  • From I-70 westbound, take exit 83A towards Michigan Street.
  • Keep right onto Michigan Street. Turn right onto Michigan Street.
  • Follow Michigan Street onto the IUPUI campus.

Or

  • From US 40 (E Washington Street) follow E Washington Street to West Street.
  • Turn right onto West Street.
  • Follow West Street to New York Street.
  • Turn left onto New York Street.