Here’s how Trump’s visit will affect Indianapolis traffic on Friday

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Drivers should expect closures and delays in Indianapolis when President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence make their appearance at the NRA Convention on Friday.

The most likely delays will be between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. when eastbound I-70 will be closed between I-465 and downtown. Eastbound I-70 will be diverted to I-465 north and south.

Closure expected for Trump-Pence visit to Indianapolis

Delays are also expected between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. when westbound I-70 will be closed near downtown. Westbound I-70 will be diverted to I-65 south.

Closure expected for Trump-Pence visit to Indianapolis

Access to the Indianapolis International Airport will remain uninterrupted, but access to westbound I-70 should be made via I-465 to I-70 westbound to the airport terminal.

Downtown closures

Police say to expect possible delays and closures throughout the downtown area until 6:30 p.m.

Starting at 5 a.m., South Street from Capitol Avenue to Missouri Street will be closed until President Trump departs, according to our news-gathering partners at the IndyStar. Capitol Avenue traffic will be diverted at South Street to turn left, and Meridian Street can be used to travel south.

Missouri Street from I-70 to South Street, and McCarty Street from Capitol Avenue to Missouri Street, will be closed when President Trump arrives at the airport until he leaves Lucas Oil Stadium.

Drivers can follow IMPD’s Twitter account throughout the day for up-to-date traffic and safety information.

Additional closures due to INDOT construction

All northbound lanes of I-65 will be closed from the South Split to I-465 from 9 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday as INDOT crews begin construction.

From 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, INDOT will also close two northbound lanes on I-65 from Southport Road to I-465. One lane will be open at all times.

The off ramp from northbound I-65 to Southport Road will remain open. The on ramp from Southport Road to northbound I-65 will be closed.

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