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Interstate 465

I-465 runs around the city of Indianapolis in a full circle. For the entire distance, it is either three to four lanes each direction, and it serves as both the detour for construction around town and the route for through hazardous materials. In more recent years, all non-Interstate routes multiplex with I-465 instead of going through the city. While the idea may have some merit, it has at least two major problems: 1) there is no route into Indianapolis proper from I-65 in the northwest to I-70 in the east (thus no north or northwest highways from downtown), and 2) the routes are not even signed along the part they share with I-465 (causes confusion).

For many years, there was a branch off the main circle that was only designated TO I-465 (eastbound) and TO I-65 westbound. That was an original part of the interstate. Thirty-two years passed before the situation was fixed (in the form of I-865 in the northwest corner). The part of I-465 that ran between exits 20 and 25 was first known as Indiana SR 100. I-465 superceded this designation over time until the last part of SR 100 disappeared in the early 1990s.

Construction of I-465 occurred between 1959 and 1970. The first section opened in 1961 and the final section opened in 1970. Since the opening, about half has been rebuilt, and the west leg will completely be rebuilt in the next few years.

Indiana Transportation Information Center I-465 Page
 
I-465: Indianapolis (I-65) < 53 miles > Indianapolis (I-65)
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Cities Served: Beech Grove, Indianapolis, Lawrence
Counties Served: Boone, Hendricks, Marion
INDOT County Flow Maps (AADT): 2002 Interstate Annual Average Daily Traffic Volumes
Related Highway: SR 100
Parent Highway: I-65
Siblings: I-165, SR 265, I-265, I-865
Multiplexes: US 31, US 36, SR 37, US 40, US 52, SR 67, I-74, US 421
Ending at I-465: I-69, US 136, I-865
NHS: Entire length
Freeway: Entire length
Control Cities:
Related Links: » 465-69 Northeast (INDOT)
  » AA Roads - I-465
  » Accelerate465 - Indianapolis I-465 West Side Corridor Proj.
  » Indiana Transportation Information Center: I-465 page
  » INDOT East Central Region Major Moves
  » INDOT I-465 Interchanges
  » Interstate 465 from Wikipedia
  » Kurumi I-465 Indiana Page
  » U.S. 50 Dearborn County Corridor Study (INDOT)
Scanned maps:Map icon » Map of original section of I-465 in Indianapolis



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The northern terminus of I-465 has not been photographed for this site. Any and all photos are welcome, along with descriptions.
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  Southern Terminus: Indianapolis   at I-65
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Looking east approaching I-65 (2004)
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Looking west approaching I-65
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  Multiplex Photographs:
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The I-74 interchange on the east side (2004)
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I-74/I-465/US 31: Looking north on Indy's south side
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This section of I-465 multiplexes with US 31, SR 37, US 52, and US 421 (2004)
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US 31/I-465: Photo shows how US 31 is marked as it joins I-465 (2004)
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US 40/I-74/I-465: Looking east on Washington Ave. (2005)
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US 36/SR 67/I-465: Looking north on I-465 (2005)
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I-465/US 421: Looking south on Michigan Road approaching I-465 (2005)
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US52/I-465: Looking west where US 52 meets I-465 on the southeast side of Indy (2005)
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US 52/I-465: Looking east at the end of I-865 (2005)
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US 36/I-465: Looking south on the ramp to I-465 (2005)
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I-465/US 31/US 36/US 40/US 52/US 421/SR 37/SR 67: 8 highways multiplexed (2005)
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SR 37/I-465: On the ramp from I-69 (2005)
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I-465/SR 37: Looking east on the SR 37 ramp to I-465
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I-465/I-74/SR 37: South leg westbound on I-465 and one of the few non-Interstate markers

  Other Photographs:
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The SPUI at Emerson Avenue on the south side (2004)
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A look at the ramp at the Emerson Avenue SPUI (2004)
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This is heading north on I-65 at the ramp to northbound 465.
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The I-70/I-465 interchange on the east side of Indianapolis (2004)
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Southbound on the west leg (2005)
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Northbound on the east leg of I-465 approaching I-70 (2005)
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An I-465 .2 mile marker
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Rounded shape I-465 shield on east leg
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I-465 shield next to newer sound barrier

  Interchange Photographs:
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002 Exit 2: South leg westbound at East Street (2006)
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002 Exit 2: South leg westbound at East Street (2012)
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004 Exit 4: South leg westbound approaching SR 37/Harding Street (2006)
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007 Exit 7: South leg westbound at Mann Rd. (2010)
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008 Exit 8: South leg westbound approaching Kentucky Ave./SR 67 (2006)
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009 Exit 9: South leg eastbound Current Travel Time sign (2012)
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009 Exit 9: West leg northbound at I-70 (2008)
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009 Exit 9: West leg southbound at I-70 (2008)
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011 Exit 11: Northbound at Sam Jones Expy (formerly Airport Expy.)
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011 Exit 11: Northbound at Sam Jones Expy. (2012)
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011 Exit 11: West leg northbound on I-465 at the Airport Expy. (2006)
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011 Exit 11: West leg southbound at Sam Jones Expy (formerly Airport Expy.) (2008)
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012 Exit 12: West leg northbound at Washington St./US 40 (2008)
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012 Exit 12: West leg northbound at Washington St./US 40 (2010)
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012 Exit 12: West leg northbound at Washington St./US 40 (2012)
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013 Exit 13: Northbound at Rockville Rd. (2012)
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013 Exit 13: West leg southbound at Rockville Road (2005)
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014 Exit 14: Northbound at 10th St. (2010)
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014 Exit 14: West leg northbound at 10th Street (2006)
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016 Exit 16: Auxiliary sign approaching exit 16
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016 Exit 16: Southbound approaching I-74 and US 136 (2005)
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016 Exit 16A: Northbound at US 136 (Crawfordsville Rd.) (2012)
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016 Exit 16B: Northbound at I-74 in Indy (2012)
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017 Exit 17: Northbound at 38th Street after Accelerate 465 (2008)
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017 Exit 17: West leg southbound at 38th Street (old signage) (2005)
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019 Exit 19: Northbound at 56th St. (2010)
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019 Exit 19: West leg northbound I-465 at 56th Street (2006)
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020 Exit 20: Northbound on west leg at I-65 (2008)
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020 Exit 20: Southbound approaching I-65 (2005)
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021 Exit 21: Southbound on west leg at 71st Street (2008)
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021 Exit 21: West leg northbound approaching 71st Street (2006)
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021 Exit 21: West leg northbound approaching 71st/73rd St. (2007)
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023 Exit 23: West leg northbound approaching 86th Street (2006)
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023 Exit 23: West leg southbound at 86th Street (2008)
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025 Exit 25: North leg westbound at I-865 (2005)
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025 Exit 25: West leg northbound at I-865 (2008)
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027 Exit 27: North leg westbound at Michigan Rd./US 421 (2005)
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031 Exit 31: North leg eastbound approaching US 31 (2005)
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031 Exit 31: North leg westbound at US 31 (2013)
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031 Exit 31: Westbound at US 31 (2013)
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033 Current traffic time sign to I-69 and I-70 (2012)
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033 Exit 33: North leg eastbound approaching SR 431 (2005)
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033 Exit 33: North leg westbound at Keystone Ave after the SR 431 markers were removed (2007)
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033 Exit 33: North leg westbound at Keystone Avenue (2013)
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033 Exit 33: Westbound approaching Keystone Avenue (2008)
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035 Exit 35: Eastbound at Allisonville Rd. (2010)
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035 Exit 35: Eastbound at Allisonville Road (2009)
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035 Exit 35: New signage westbound approaching Allisonville Road (2008)
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035 Exit 35: North leg eastbound at Allisonville Road (2005)
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037 Exit 37: East leg northbound approaching I-69 (2006)
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037 Exit 37: East leg northbound at I-69/SR 37 on the east leg (2008)
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037 Exit 37A-37B: North leg eastbound at I-69 and Binford Blvd. (2009)
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037 Exit 37B: Eastbound at I-69 and SR 37 (2009)
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040 Exit 40: East leg northbound at 56th Street (2008)
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040 Exit 40: East leg southbound at 56th Street/Shadeland Ave. (2006)
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042 Current traffic time sign to I-74 and I-65 (2012)
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042 Exit 42: East leg northbound approaching Pendleton Pike (2005)
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042 Exit 42: East leg northbound approaching Pendleton Pike (2005)
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042 Exit 42: Northbound at Pendleton Pike/US 36/SR 67 (2008)
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044 Exit 44: East leg northbound approaching I-70 (2006)
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044 Exit 44: East leg northbound at I-70 (2008)
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046 Exit 46: East leg northbound approaching Washington St./US 40 (2006)
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046 Exit 46: East leg southbound at Washington Street (2009)
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047 Exit 47: East leg northbound at Brookville Road (2007)
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047 Exit 47: East leg southbound at US 52 (2009)
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048 Exit 48: Northbound at the southern Shadeland Avenue interchange (2006)
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048 Exit 48: Northbound at the split (2007)
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049 Exit 49: East leg southbound at I-74 (2006)
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049 Exit 49: Looking east approaching I-74 and Southeastern Ave. (2006)
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050 Current traffic time sign to I-65 and I-70 (2012)
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052 Exit 52: South leg eastbound approaching Emerson Avenue (2005)
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053 Exit 53: South leg westbound at I-65 (2012)
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New style enhanced reference location sign (.1 mile marker)

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