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INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning on or after Sept. 12, Sherman Drive will be closed north and south of 38th Street for roadway improvements. The closure is anticipated to last approximately two weeks. North and southbound traffic will not be allowed through the intersection. The 38th Street westbound lane and intermittent side street closures for the 130-day Keystone to Emerson avenues closure are expected to continue through November.   

Motorists will be required to detour around the closures using 46th Street, Emerson Avenue, 34th Street and Keystone Avenue. (See Motorist Impacts map below.) 

IndyGo Routes 5 and 39 westbound will be detoured around the closure and temporary stops implemented wherever it’s safe to do so. Route 5 will use 37th, Denny and 36th streets. Route 39 westbound will use Emerson Avenue, 34th Street and Keystone Avenue. Route 39 eastbound will continue to use 38th Street. (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 September: 

  • Virtual Office Hour | Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 5 – 6 p.m. | Register here. 
  • Transit Talk: East 38th Street Library | Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 5420 E. 38th St.  
  • Virtual Office Hour | Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 5 – 6 p.m. | Register here. 
  • Transit Talk: Avondale Meadows YMCA | Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 1 – 4 p.m. | 3908 Meadows Dr. 
  • Virtual Office Hour | Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 5 – 6 p.m. | Register here. 
  • Transit Talk: East 38th Street Library | Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 5420 E. 38th St.  
  • Virtual Office Hour | Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 5 – 6 p.m. | Register here. 

Construction on the Purple Line is expected to take two years and 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.    

(Motorist Impacts)

(Rider Impacts)

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