DOI

10.5703/1288284313209

Abstract

In 2003 the Indiana Department of Transportation executed an ambitious interstate reconstruction project in Indianapolis, named Hyperfix. This project completely closed the I-65/70 section during reconstruction, on which approximately 250,000 vehicles travel daily. Due to the scope and risk involved, an extensive amount of planning, coordination, and cooperation occurred. The main section was rebuilt during the total closure phase, which lasted 55 days. The total closure approach had never been performed before by INDOT on such a high volume artery in a downtown metropolitan area. This present study analyzed the project and its impact on the Indianapolis area. The report includes findings on planning and design issues, contractor and INDOT operations, traffic impact, business impact, the park and ride service implemented, and other issues related to total closure.

Report Number

FHWA/IN/JTRP-2004/02

Keywords

Maintenance of traffic, contractor operations, traffic flow, accelerated construction, public relations, mass transit, design, traffic management, SPR-2890

SPR Number

2890

Project Number

C-36-64M

File Number

3-5-13

Performing Organization

Joint Transportation Research Program

Publisher Place

West Lafayette, IN

Date of this Version

2004