Published October, 30 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (October 29, 2012) – IndyGo passengers should prepare for detoured and delayed bus service downtown with more significant service interruptions on the city’s near north side and mid-town areas due to the annual Monumental Half and Full Marathon races on Saturday, November 3. Street closures begin as early as 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and are expected to last through 3 p.m. in some areas. The 13.1 mile and 26.2 races will divert bus service from regular routing throughout the city. The service disruption area is bounded on the north by 71st Street, on the west by White River Parkway, on the south by Raymond Street, and on the east by Highland Street.
The Monumental Marathon event’s epicenter is Monument Circle, and street closures in the central downtown area will affect normal downtown bus operations along Ohio Street and the “loop” (Capitol Avenue, Maryland Street, Delaware Street). IndyGo will coordinate its bus service at an alternative hub. All routes that normally serve downtown Indianapolis will use a detour to serve the interim service hub at Indiana and Capitol Avenues where riders in the downtown area can plan to access fixed route services for boarding and transfers.
Customers in the near north side and mid-town areas should plan to use Illinois Street for outbound service and Capitol Avenue for inbound service for north- and northeast-side serving routes. IndyGo advises riders to plan head. Allow extra time for detours and additional walking to access service. For the safety of customers, IndyGo professional coach operators will only make service stops at designated, safe boarding areas.
Customers should also be aware that the company’s online trip planner and information on Google Maps will not reflect changes to service due to detours.
Street closures will impact on-time performance for scheduled bus service, so IndyGo reminds passengers that selecting an earlier scheduled bus trip is advisable. As traffic and road conditions change, streets may be reopened or additional streets may be closed, further impacting bus service. IndyGo Customer Service is available by phone at 317.635.3344 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public bus transit services to residents and visitors throughout Marion County. IndyGo is led by President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Terry, and a seven-member, bipartisan board appointed by the Mayor of Indianapolis and the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County. With 30 local service fixed routes in addition to an ADA-compliant paratransit service, IndyGo provides an average of nine million trips per year. Visit IndyGo.net or call 317.635.3344 for more information. Find IndyGo on Twitter at IndyGoBus or Facebook by searching pages “IndyGo.”