About the Project
If you drive the 13-mile stretch of highway known as the Borman
Expressway (I-80/94 between the Indiana-Illinois state line and
I-65) on a typical day, you'll share the road with 160,000 vehicles.
In 2003, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) initiated
a $300 million project to expand the highway's capacity and enhance
When finished in 2009, the new highway is expected
to handle traffic volumes for 20 years and will feature:
* More lanes - for a total of four through lanes in each direction.
collector-distributor lanes to help motorists easily enter and
exit the highway.
* Lengthened interchange ramps and new bridges to maximize vehicle
* Enhanced lighting and improved drainage.
* Final Interchange Configurations
Keeping traffic flowing on this vital national
corridor is critical. During all construction phases INDOT will
maintain three through lanes in each direction. At times, on- and
off- ramps will be closed for reconstruction. Below is a brief timeline
highlighting major components of the reconstruction. For details
about the current construction, please visit the Restrictions
& Detours page.
Illinois state line to Calumet Avenue
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is coordinating
the work on the Borman Expressway in this area. Their construction
coincides with the rebuilding of the Kingery Expressway in Illinois.
2004: Installed lighting and Intelligent Transportation
Systems (ITS) and completed additional preparatory work.
2006: Rebuild outside retaining walls. Reconstruct
the roadway mainline - adding a fourth lane in each direction. and
reinstalling sound barrier walls. This will require temporary closures
of the westbound on- and off-ramps at the Calumet Avenue interchange.
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Calumet Avenue to Cline Avenue
2003-2004: Removed and replaced all pavement. Added fourth lane
and collector-distributor lanes in each direction. Completed minor
reconfiguration of Indianapolis Boulevard and Kennedy Avenue interchanges.
Reconstructed bridges over the Borman. Reconditioned sound barrier
Note: The new fourth lane in this section will
be opened when the construction in Illinois is completed in December
Cline Avenue to east of Georgia Street
2003-2004: Removed and replaced all pavement in eastbound lanes.
Added a fourth lane to westbound side. Began widening of Grant Street
and Broadway interchanges. Replaced bridges on Grant Street, Broadway
and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
2005: Remove and replace pavement in westbound
lanes. Add a new fourth lane in each direction. This lane will be
opened once construction of the highway is complete in 2009. Reconstruct
interchanges at Burr Street, Grant Street and Broadway. This work
will require various ramp closures throughout the construction season.
Georgia Street to Clay Street
2007: Rebuild the north side of the I-65 interchange.
2008: Rebuild the south side of the I-65 interchange.
Reconstruct the northwest connector ramps, from I-65 northbound
to the Borman Expressway westbound.
2009: Replace the existing highway pavement. Add
a new fourth lane. Replace the bridge on Colorado Avenue, over the
Borman Expressway. All reconstruction activities are scheduled to
be complete by December.