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Interstate 70 shield
Interstate 70
Main route of the Interstate Highway System
Maintained by Indiana DOT
Length: 156.60 mi[1] (252.02 km)
Formed: 1956 (completed in 1992)
West end: I-70 / US 40 at Illinois state line
I-74 / I-465 in Indianapolis
I-65 in Indianapolis
I-465 in Indianapolis
East end: I-70 / US 35 at Ohio state line
Indiana roads
< SR 69 SR 70 >
Interstates - U.S. Routes - State Roads - Former
I-70 at its junction with I-65, east of downtown Indianapolis

In the U.S. state of Indiana, Interstate 70 travels east–west across the state passing through Indianapolis. It parallels U.S. Route 40, the old National Road.

The section of Interstate 70 along the east side of downtown Indianapolis overlaps Interstate 65. The junctions are often referred to as the "North Split" and the "South Split", forming the eastern leg of a section of freeways and surface streets locally known as the "Inner Loop" (as opposed to the "Outer Loop" of the I-465 beltway). The north split is also called the "Spaghetti Bowl" due to the visual complexity of the overlapping freeways, ghost ramps and overpasses that were originally intended as a connection to a never-built portion of Interstate 69.

In mid-March 2007, a six mile (10 km) section of Interstate 70 from the North Split to Interstate 465 east of downtown was restricted to automobiles only for the Super 70 project, a massive rebuild and expansion of that freeway. Trucks over 13 tons were forced to divert through Interstate 65 if coming from the north and use the circular Interstate 465 to the south to reconnect to Interstate 70 East. The Super 70 project was completed in November 2007.

I-70 shield in the state of Indiana


Exit list

County Location Mile # Destinations Notes
Vigo 1 US 40 east – West Terre Haute, Terre Haute East end of US 40 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
3 Darwin Road – West Terre Haute
Terre Haute 7 US 41 / US 150Terre Haute, Evansville
11 SR 46Bloomington, Terre Haute, Riley Serves Terre Haute International Airport
Clay 23 SR 59Brazil, Linton
Putnam 37 SR 243Putnamville
Cloverdale 41 US 231Cloverdale, Greencastle
Morgan 51 County Road 1100 West
Hendricks 59 SR 39 – Belleville, Monrovia
Plainfield 66 SR 267Plainfield, Mooresville
68 Ameriplex Parkway, Ronald Reagan Parkway – Indianapolis International Airport access road Signed as exits 68A (south) and 68B (north) eastbound
Marion Indianapolis 69-
I-74 / I-465 Signed as exits 69 (east/south) and 73 (west/north) eastbound and exits 73A (east/south) and 73B (west/north) westbound
75 Sam Jones Expressway to Raymond Street
77 Holt Road
78 Harding Street
79A West Street
79B Illinois Street, McCarty Street
110A East Street Westbound exit only
80 I-65 south  – Louisville West end of I-65 overlap
83A Fletcher Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
111 Market Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
83A Ohio Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
83A New York Street, Michigan Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
83B I-65 north  – Chicago East end of I-65 overlap
85 Rural Street south, Keystone Avenue north Signed as exits 85A (south) and 85B (north)
87 Emerson Avenue
89 Shadeland Avenue
90 I-465 Signed as exit 89 eastbound
91 Post Road
Hancock 96 Mount Comfort
Greenfield 104 SR 9Maxwell, Greenfield
Henry 115 SR 109Wilkinson, Knightstown
123 SR 3New Castle, Spiceland
131 Wilbur Wright Road
Wayne 137 SR 1Hagerstown, Connersville, Cambridge City
145 Centerville
Richmond 149A Williamsburg Pike
149B US 35 north / SR 38 west – Muncie West end of US 35 overlap
151 US 27 (Chester Boulevard) – Winchester
153 SR 227Union City
Richmond 156 US 40 (National Road)  – Lewisburg Signed as exits 156A (west) and 156B (east)

Popular Culture

  • The sign to I-70 in Indianapolis is shown at the beginning of the intro for One Day at a Time.


  1. ^ Federal Highway Administration (2002-10-31). "FHWA Route Log and Finder List: Table 1". Retrieved 2009-02-24.  

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