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Red Line Construction Update: 6/11

This week has seen a good deal of entries for construction photos. I’ll start with the Shelby and Hanna station, from Austin Gibble:

Image Credit: Austin Gibble

Image Credit: Austin Gibble

On the opposite side of town, I was able to get more photos of the 52nd and College station yesterday. The platform was actually installed earlier in the day:

Image Credit: Kevin Kastner

Image Credit: Kevin Kastner

Image Credit: Kevin Kastner

Closer to downtown, reader Justin Harter sent in a station that had visible heating elements for snow melting at 9th and Capitol:

Image Credit: Justin Harter

Finally, a nice shot at the State Capitol station from reader Matt Wakefield:

Image Credit: Matt Wakefield

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

College Avenue:

  • Pavement patching will continue on College Ave through mid-June. Drivers should expect temporary lane restrictions and parking restrictions at localized work areas as pavement sections are repaired.
  • Pavement resurfacing will begin on or after June 12 on College Avenue. Drivers should expect temporary parking and traffic controls.
  • One-block segments of College Avenue will be closed adjacent to each station location to allow bus pads to be constructed. Closures will begin at approximately 7am and end by 8pm the same day. A tentative schedule is below:
    • 52nd Street station on June 10
    • Kessler station on or after June 11
    • Broad Ripple station on or after June 12

Meridian Street:

  • Meridian Street will be re-paved between 18th Street and 38th Street. This work will begin on or after June 17. Drivers should expect temporary parking and traffic controls.

Capitol Avenue:

  • Capitol Avenue will continue between Washington and 18th Street. There will be temporary traffic controls and parking restrictions around paving crews. On-street parking will be restricted in work zones.
  • Starting on or after June 10, a half-block section of Walnut Street will be closed immediately east of Capitol Ave for approximately 6 days. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail will remain open through this intersection. Walnut Street will remain open at Illinois and Muskingum Streets.

Shelby Street:

  • Pavement markings will be installed on Shelby Street this week. There will be temporary traffic controls around the striping crews.
  • Traffic signal work will take place near station areas this week. Drivers should expect temporary lane restrictions.

Virginia Avenue:

  • New pavement markings are being placed on Virginia Avenue. Drivers should expect temporary traffic controls.
  • Traffic signal work will take place near station areas this week. Drivers should expect temporary traffic controls.

Illinois Street

  • Signal modifications are underway at locations along Illinois Street. Traffic impacts are not expected, however, minor parking and sidewalk impacts could be necessary.

30th Street

  • Curb and sidewalk work will continue 30th Street, requiring some lane restrictions.

Washington Street

  • Pavement markings will be installed on the Washington Street bus lane beginning this week. There will be flaggers, as well as intermittent lane closures, traffic restrictions, and diversions impacting traffic around the stripping crews.

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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