Construction Work Begins on Interstate Construction Work

INDIANAPOLIS – Traffic was backed up for almost four miles on I-465 Tuesday, as wide-scale construction work – aimed at improving the existing construction work along the interstate heading in and out of Indianapolis – got underway.

The interstate – along with sections of Allisonville Road – are set to be “off-limits” for up to six weeks, while construction teams perform urgent maintenance on ground issues caused by their previous construction work, this project is expected to bring several construction jobs to the city.

“The interchange at Allisonville and I-465 will be completely cordoned off, while we tear up all of the changes we made eight months ago,” said construction manager Charlie Hanff. “Basically, we’re just… well we’re just starting over.”

As well as replacing a two-mile stretch of road, plans are underway to demolish a newly constructed overpass along I-69, after faulty construction rendered it what commuters have described as a “shitty little bridge.”

Meanwhile, the construction construction is likely to be met with much criticism from drivers, who have had to endure years of road diversions and traffic delays, as highways leading into Indianapolis continue to be destroyed and re-built until workers are satisfied with their handy-work.

Author: Laurence Brown

Laurence Brown is an award-winning comedic journalist based in Indianapolis, Indiana, who has edited several satirical news papers since 1999. Hailing from the United Kingdom, he has also written plays and short stories. He has a bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing from Lancaster University. This article was originally published by The Indy Tribune.