INDIANAPOLIS (April 30, 2014) – IndyGo passengers should prepare for detoured and delayed bus service downtown with significant service interruptions on the city’s west side due to the annual OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Street closures for event set-up beginning as early as Friday evening, May 2 will divert regular bus service for routes 3, 37 and 50 away from the IUPUI campus.
Mini Marathon Setup – Friday, May 2
- Eastbound stops for Routes 3 and 37 will be closed on New York Street between White River Parkway and West Street.
- Route 50 (Red Line) stops on the IUPUI campus will be closed on University Boulevard as well as New York and West Streets. The Red Line will continue to serve regular stops on Michigan Street, University Place Hotel at North Street and University Boulevard as well as Ohio Street downtown.
Mini Marathon Race Day – Saturday, May 3
On Mini-Marathon race day, Saturday, May 3, street closures will impact IndyGo bus service between the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and central downtown, re-routing service for 24 of IndyGo’s 31 routes (2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31, 34, 37, 38, 39 and 50).
A partial closure of the downtown loop will impact passengers who normally board on Capitol Ave., Maryland St. or Delaware St., however Ohio St. will remain open. Passengers in the downtown area are advised to use IndyGo stops on Ohio Street between Capitol Avenue and Delaware Street.
Downtown Stop Closures for Local Service:
Approximately 4 a.m. until streets reopen late afternoon.
- Capitol Avenue and Market Street
- Maryland Street and Pennsylvania Street
- Delaware Street and Washington Street
- Washington Street and Delaware Street
- Delaware Street and Market Street
West Side Local Service Interruptions:
Segments of Routes 3, 10 and 25 will experience periods of interrupted bus service.
- Route 3 – No service between Ohio and Capitol and Gasoline Alley.
- Route 10 – No service between Eskenazi Health and Lynhurst Drive nor on Lynhurst between 10th and 16th.
- Route 25 – No service on W. 16th Street between Tibbs Avenue and Lynhurst Drive.
As with all special events that disrupt normal traffic flow, passengers should plan ahead and allow plenty of time for travel to their destinations. As the race progresses, some bus service may be resumed if streets are re-opened.
Street closures will impact on-time performance for scheduled bus service, so IndyGo reminds passengers that selecting an earlier scheduled bus trip is advisable. 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 3 p.m.
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