Effective immediately, the new Allisonville Road bridge over I-465 has opened to traffic.
Please visit www.AllisonvilleRoad.com to view a short message from Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Chief of Staff Troy Woodruff thanking motorists and businesses for their patience and support.
Additional temporary lane restrictions will continue for approximately 25 days as Walsh Construction finishes work at the interchange. INDOT is offering the contractor incentives for each day the additional traffic lanes are opened earlier than the 25-day target.
Once all lanes on Allisonville Road are open, the new bridge will have three through lanes and two left-turn lanes in each direction. The bridge will also have bike lanes and sidewalks for non-motorized traffic.
The $19 million project to reconstruct the bridge and interchange into a single-point design, which consolidates traffic signals at the top of the interstate ramps, intends to increase traffic carrying capacity and minimize congestion of one of the busiest interchanges in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.
INDOT and Walsh pursued an aggressive schedule to build and open the bridge in the shortest time possible. Originally estimated to close for up to seven months, the Allisonville Road bridge over I-465 is open to traffic in less than four months.