State Bans Large Trucks from 2 Ramps in Indy
Created by kmiller on 9/14/2013 12:50:54 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): The state is temporarily banning large trucks from using a pair of off-ramps from Interstates 65 and 70 in downtown Indianapolis until a major road repair project is finished next month.

The Indiana Department of Transportation says the reason for the ban is a large increase in the number of trucks using the I-65 southbound and I-70 westbound ramps because of the road work, causing safety concerns. INDOT says the tractor trailers can't make the turns required downtown without driving over curbs or into other traffic lanes.

State police and INDOT say the bans will be enforced once signs are put in place. The ban will not apply to trucks making local deliveries or pick-ups.