If you have traveled the stretch of Illinois Street north of 16th street that is being repaved, you have undoubtedly observed that new lines have been painted on the new pavement. We previously reported that this would be the site of Indy’s first buffered bike lane and true to that, the new striping reflects that!
Jamison Hutchins, Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator with DPW, sent along this image today showing what to expect north of 22nd street (all the way to 32nd) once work is completed on the bridge over Fall Creek sometime next year.
According to Jamison, there will be some changes to the intersection treatments as well. He sent along an image and had this to say,
“…note that we switched the majority of the intersections to the shared right turn lanes as opposed to the old configuration that caused a lot of heartburn to riders and drivers.”
Although it will be some time before Illinois Street will reopen to automobile traffic, it is nice to see what riders have in store once the street is back to normal operating service.