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Red Line Update: 5/6

The Red Line platforms that were first to be constructed are starting to round into shape. Jerome Horne from IndyGo sent these photos from the south Shelby Street station at the U of Indy:

Image Credit: Jerome Horne

Image Credit: Jerome Horne

Image Credit: Jerome Horne

Image Credit: Jerome Horne

Image Credit: Jerome Horne

Image Credit: Jerome Horne

Here’s the IndyGo e-mail for this week:

As with all construction projects, the following forecast is subject to change. For more project details and a live construction map, visit https://www.indygored.com/Construction.
New This Week

College Avenue:

  • There will be short-term lane restrictions at the College Avenue station locations over the next several weeks to allow for station structures to be installed. On May 9, one lane of College Ave will be closed to traffic at the Kessler Blvd station for up to 40 minutes.

Meridian Street:

  • Pavement patching will take place at locations along Meridian Street beginning May 13.
  • Beginning on or after May 13, traffic patterns will shift at the 38th and Meridian Street intersection. Construction activities will move to the east side of Meridian, south of 38th Street, and traffic will be moved west of the work zone.

Capitol Avenue:

  • Pavement patching will continue at locations along Capitol Avenue through approximately May 11.
  • On or after May 6, segments of Capitol Ave immediately adjacent to the 9thStreet and 114th Street stations will be reduced to a single lane to accommodate bus pad construction. This work will occur outside of the morning rush hour and last up to 20 hours at each location.
  • On or after May 8, a segment of Capitol Ave immediately adjacent to the 18thStreet station will be reduced to a single lane to accommodate bus pad construction. This work will occur outside of the morning rush hour and last up to 20 hours.
  • Starting on or after May 7, a half-block section of Walnut Street will be closed immediately east of Capitol Ave for up to 5 days. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail will remain open through this intersection. Walnut Street will remain open at Illinois and Muskingum Streets.

Shelby Street:

  • One lane of Shelby Street will be closed for up to two hours at each station location for platform finishing work. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic during these short-term closures. This work will begin at Hanna Avenue, continuing north. The anticipated schedule for the coming week is:
    • Troy southbound station on May 6
    • Troy northbound station on May 7
    • Southern stations, both directions, on or after May 10
  • Shelby Street is currently being resurfaced. There will be intermittent lane closures, traffic restrictions, and flaggers directing traffic around paving crews. This work will continue through the end of the week,

Virginia Avenue:

  • Virginia Avenue will be resurfaced beginning on or after May 9. There will be intermittent lane closures and flaggers around paving crews. On-street parking will be restricted in work zones. The anticipated schedule is:
    • I-65/70 through South Street starting on or after May 9 – duration 3 days
    • South Street to Maryland Street starting on or after May 11 – duration 2 days
    • Prospect St (Fountain Square) to I-65/70 on or after May 13 – duration 3 days

No parking signs will be posted 48 hours in advance of work beginning in the relevant segments.

Illinois Street

  • Signal modifications will begin on or after May 6 at locations along Illinois Street. Traffic impacts are not expected, however, minor parking and sidewalk impacts could be necessary.

More information and a list of FAQ’s about the acceleration is posted on the IndyGo website:  https://www.indygored.com/acceleration/ 

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One Response to “ “Red Line Update: 5/6”

  1. Curt says:

    Starting to look really nice! Thanks for the update

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