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Downtown I-65/I-70 is wearing out. Act now to help us Rebuild It Right by writing to Governor Holcomb and INDOT. 

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Ask officials to ensure the design of North Split interchange does not preclude implementation of a depressed highway concept and its associated benefits

Let’s Rebuild It Right

Our vision for I-65/I-70 would transform downtown Indianapolis: improving economic growth, driving job creation and increasing quality of life.


Our Opportunity

The I-65/I-70 inner loop in downtown Indianapolis is nearing the end of its lifespan. It must be rebuilt from the ground up. This project offers an enormous opportunity to take the Crossroads of America to the next level. But we only have one chance to get this right, and INDOT’s plan for the first phase of construction (the North Split) would severely limit future phases.

We appreciate that INDOT has listened to the Rethink Coalition and the community and has taken major steps to substantially reduce above-grade walls and expanded lanes for the North Split. However, we believe more must be done to increase community connectivity and the potential for economic development. 

We’re calling on the State of Indiana and INDOT to revise their North Split design to ensure it can accommodate a recessed, open-air interstate within the next ten years without significant reconstruction.

“Our vision is to take Indiana to the next level by improving transportation and quality of life.”

Marsh Davis,
Indiana Landmarks
Rethink 65/70

Coalition Members

Why 65/70 Matters

This is about more than transportation. The reconstruction of I-65/I-70 will reshape the core of our state, affecting economic development, housing and public health. The Coalition’s concept would free up 83 acres of developable land, which could eventually generate more than $2 billion in economic development and at least $55 million a year in additional property tax revenue.

01
Pump adrenaline into the state’s main economic engine.
Revitalizing downtown areas will help create new economic activity, generate revenue and grow the tax base through quality-of-life based economic development.
02
Create a job magnet to rival any major city.
With a transformed downtown and increased livability, our region can attract and retain employers and employees alike.
03
Make transportation and housing fairer.
Improved walkability and transit will expand opportunities and increase affordability.
04
Improve air quality and public health.
Balanced development will reduce urban heat sink effect, while improved transit and walkability will reduce vehicular traffic.

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