Neighborhood groups oppose North Split overhaul plan
Many long-standing Indianapolis neighborhood groups have opposed the proposed overhaul for the North Split. Last year, INDOT recommended a $250 million plan to reconstruct the North Split, due to the deterioration of bridges and pavement, and to ease congestion. The North Split was built 50 years ago and is nearing the end of its useful life. The interchange is one of the busiest in Indiana. INDOT wants to start the remake of the North Split by 2020. It would expand lanes, exit ramps, and butt the highway and walls up to popular neighborhoods. INDOT is also discussing diverting truck and other traffic away from downtown and onto I-465, and creating boulevards and lower tunnels that are residential-friendly and not as noisy.