INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – If you don’t need to be in downtown Indianapolis today, it is probably best that you are not.
City leaders say with President Trump coming to town, and as well as thousands of visitors to the NRA convention, it is going to be a hectic day. Parts of I-70 and I-465 will be closed at some point, and traffic in and around the downtown will be at a standstill at some points.
State Police say the events, combined with planned interstate closures for construction could lead to a busy weekend for Troopers on the highways as well. The Indiana State Police say they will be “working closely with the Indiana Department of Transportation not only to prioritize traffic flow in the metropolitan Indianapolis area around the road closures but to provide adequate messaging to warn drivers of the potential traffic back-ups.”
If you are in the Indianapolis area they ask that you do not call police dispatch centers for traffic information. For updates on traffic conditions, you can follow @INDOTEast and @ISPIndianapolis on Twitter or visit Trafficwise.
Extra troopers will be patrolling construction zones throughout the city. Captain David Bursten of the state police said, “This is no different than preparing for an incoming winter storm, with proper planning and preparation the interstate closures should have minimal effect on drivers.”