From 7-26 to 8-5, I-70 EB and WB will be closed in its entirety (meaning all lanes in both directions) from I-465 in the west, near the airport, to I-65 in the east (at the "South Split").
I only found out about this as way at the bottom of an email sent yesterday by GenCon headed about Of World Clothing. That was followed by Ravensburger and finally a "Oh, by the way I-70 is being closed". I could have easily missed this.
Since we are staying near the airport, this will be a royal pain.
1 Don't know how long GeCon folks have known about this but it should have been an email in its own right. Of the 122 rooms in my hotel, 116 with 239 attendees are in the same situation. Nice job.
I think an apology is in order.
2 Further, it reflects extremely poorly on INDOT's lack of coordination with large scale event groups. They also noted that additional (undisclosed) closures may occur on the weekends. Wonder if they would pull this on a Colts game or the Indy 500... (which are single day events).
3 Get your Google maps out and try planning alternate routes. INDOT's suggestion to use I-465 E to I-65 probably is bad advice as anyone - think trucks - crossing Indianapolis will clog this solid.
Enjoy the Con!