- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Some highway drivers will have to find a new route around downtown Indianapolis because a bridge repair project will shut down a ramp linking Interstates 65 and 70 near downtown Indianapolis for perhaps two months.

State highway officials say that starting early Wednesday the two-lane ramp will be closed for traffic going from northbound I-65 to westbound I-70.

The project will involve repairs on two 40-year-old bridges, including redoing their concrete decks, replacing bridge joints and rebuilding bridge supports. Contractors are scheduled to have the ramp reopened by the end of July.

Traffic for northbound I-65 to westbound I-70 will be redirected west on I-465 during the project.

Highway officials say closing the ramp will allow the work to be completed much faster than if traffic was maintained during construction.

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