INDIANAPOLIS — Beginning as early as March, Purple Line construction will enter a new 130-day closure along 38th Street between Emerson and Shadeland avenues for roadway and drainage improvements. One eastbound lane will remain open. Westbound lanes will be closed between Emerson and Shadeland avenues. Motorists driving west can detour around the closure using Shadeland Avenue, 46th Street and Emerson Avenue. (See Motorist Impacts map below.)
Route 39 will detour around the closure using Shadeland Avenue, 34th Street and Emerson Avenue. Temporary stops will be implemented wherever it’s safe to do so. (See Rider Impacts map below.)
Riders can plan their trips using Google Maps, the Transit app or our online trip planner tool here.
IndyGo representatives will share upcoming construction impacts and tools available to the community to help them thrive during construction at the following events in February:
- Virtual Purple Line Town Hall | Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6 – 7 p.m. | Register here.
- Purple Line Open House: New Direction Church | Thursday, Feb. 16, from noon – 2 p.m. | 5330 E. 38th St.
- Purple Line Open House: New Direction Church | Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5 – 7 p.m. | 5330 E. 38th St.
- Purple Line Pop-up and Food Pantry Drive-thru: New Direction Church | Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. – noon | 5330 E 38th St.
The previous, major closure along 38th Street between Keystone and Emerson avenues is expected to open to two-way traffic prior to the Emerson to Shadeland Ave closure. IndyGo encourages motorists and riders to sign up for the Purple Line newsletter to receive the most up-to-date information about construction activities here.
The Purple Line is scheduled to open for service in 2024. The line will run 15 miles, connecting downtown Indianapolis to the City of Lawrence. It will not only mean the ability to transport more people faster but will also mean significant infrastructure upgrades along the East 38th Street and Post Road corridors, including nearly 10 miles of sidewalks, more than 350 ADA curb ramps, new street paving, a multi-use path, storm sewer separation and much more to advance the community.
For more information about the Purple Line and its construction impacts, visit IndyGo’s website HERE.
(Motorist Impacts Map)
(Rider Impacts Map)