New Ramp Opens Along US 31Posted: Updated:
Another construction milestone has been reached along US 31. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the new flyover ramp at US 31 and I-465 in Carmel will open Wednesday afternoon.
December 17, 2014
CARMEL, Ind. – Another major piece of the new U.S. 31 Hamilton County freeway is complete today—ahead of schedule—as a new flyover ramp opens from southbound U.S. 31 to eastbound I-465. Crews anticipate opening the ramp to traffic this afternoon.
The flyover replaces the existing loop ramp at the southwest side of the interchange and provides a safer, more efficient flow of traffic between the two highways. Motorists on southbound U.S. 31 destined for eastbound I-465 will exit just south of 103rd Street and travel on two new bridges over I-465 and Meridian Street before merging onto eastbound I-465.
Access to the flyover ramp is located north of I-465 at the same location as the southbound ramp to westbound I-465, which opened to traffic in August. Southbound motorists should be in the right lane before reaching 103rd Street to access I-465. INDOT will continue monitoring the signal timing at the intersection of U.S. 31 and 103rd Street and make adjustments as needed after the ramp opening.
Opening the new ramp allows contractors to advance construction on a second flyover from eastbound I-465 to northbound U.S. 31 and the new eastbound I-465 exit to southbound Meridian Street. While segments of the project are complete and U.S. 31 is open to traffic, the corridor remains an active work zone between I-465 and State Road 38. All U.S. 31 freeway improvements in Carmel and Westfield are anticipated to be open to traffic by late 2015.
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Source: Indiana Department of Transportation