Interstate 865 is a nearly five mile interstate that connects Interstate 465 with Interstate 65 to the north. In a way, the interstate is simply a long set of ramps between the two highways. The interstate was originally numbered Interstate 465 and called "the Dogleg." However, the awkward situation of having Interstate 465 intersect itself in three spots prompted INDOT to renumber the highway in May 2002 to Interstate 865. The interstate has no interchanges except at its ends, and if local opposition holds true, that is unlikely to change.

Interstate 865 U.S. 52 East
Confirming markers posted eastbound between I-65 and Fishback Creek. U.S. 52 continues along an unmarked overlap with the inner loop of Interstate 465 to Exit 47. 07/31/09
One mile west of the junction with Interstate 465 along Interstate 865 & U.S. 52 east near Zionsville. A directional interchange joins the two freeways. 11/05/09
Spanning Irishman Run, eastbound drivers are advised of the U.S. 52 connection with Interstate 465 east (inner loop). The US Route follows the Indianapolis Beltway as an unsigned route between Exits 25 and 47 (Brookville Road). 11/05/09
One quarter mile west of the southbound off-ramp to Interstate 465 along Interstate 865 & U.S. 52 east at the Ford Road overpass. Interstate 865 meets the Beltway as it turns southward from the Zionsville area to Park 100, Speedway and Indianapolis International Airport. 11/05/09
Interstate 865 & U.S. 52 eastbound default onto Interstate 465 east at the crossing of Eagle Creek. The beltway skirts the Marion County line eastward to College Park, Carmel and Castleton. Interstate 465 south meets its parent in five miles by Eagle Creek Park. 11/05/09
Interstate 865 U.S. 52 West
A directional interchange joins Interstate 865 with Interstate 465 at the northwest corner of the Indianapolis Beltway. U.S. 52 departs Interstate 465 west (outer loop) for a five mile overlap with Interstate 865 to Interstate 65 north. 10/16/04
The confirming marker for Interstate 865 west preceding the Ford Road overpass replaced a previous assembly by 2009. 11/05/09
Crossing Fishback Creek, Interstate 865 & U.S. 52 west near the wye interchange with Interstate 65 north. 11/05/09
The left lane ends as U.S. 52 prepares to merge onto Interstate 65 north ahead of SR 334 (Exit 130). U.S. 52 follows the northbound freeway to Lebanon (Exit 141). 10/16/04



Photo Credits:

  • 10/16/04 by AARoads.
  • 07/31/09 by Carter Buchanan.
  • 11/05/09 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 65
Interstate 465

Page Updated 12-28-2011.

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