Temporary Closures on College, Meridian and Capitol

Ongoing Red Line Construction – Traffic Impacts on Meridian St, Virginia Ave, and Capitol Ave

INDIANAPOLIS: Construction crews continue to make improvements along the 13-mile corridor. The following traffic impacts will allow the Red Line to open by the end of the summer.

Temporary Closures:

Meridian Street 

Beginning on or after April 15, crews will close short sections of Meridian Street overnight to enable construction of bus pads. The overnight closures will begin at 18th Street and proceed north to 38th Street, with up to two station areas closed at any given time. Each station area and its adjacent intersection will be closed for up to two nights, but open each day from 7a – 9p. This work will be completed within 2 weeks. No weekend closures are planned.

Virginia Avenue 

On or after April 8, crews will temporarily close a short section of Virginia Avenue north of Merrill Street, immediately adjacent to the BRT stations. This section of Virginia will be closed between 9a -12p and again between 1p – 3p to allow steel to be placed at the station. All business access will remain open during this five-hour period.

Temporary Lane Restrictions:

Temporary lane restrictions will be necessary for pavement patching along Capitol Avenue beginning on or after April 8. Please be alert for temporary and isolated lane reductions through the end of April. One lane will remain open at all times.

Crews will also need to temporarily restrict sections of Capitol Ave beginning on or after April 22 to install bus pads at each station area. One lane will remain open on Capitol Ave at all times. Lane restrictions will not be put into place until 9a each day and both lanes will be open each morning by 6a.

Drivers should heed all signs and flaggers to safeguard workers, drivers, and pedestrians along the construction route.

Information about current impacts to all Red Line corridor streets including Shelby, 18th, 38th, and College Avenue can be found at   www.IndyGoRed.com  and by calling 317-635-3344.

About IndyGo:
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public transit service throughout Marion County. IndyGo is implementing the Marion County Transit Plan, which will bring a 70% increase in IndyGo services and build a strong network of frequent service. Improvements in the plan include shorter wait times, longer service hours, easier transfers, and rapid transit lines along high ridership corridors. Visit our website, follow @IndyGoBus on Twitter, or call 317.635.3344 for more information.