INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Fair is upon us and so is Purple Line construction to enhance 38th Street with world-class rapid transit and significant infrastructure improvements. IndyGo wants to ease guests’ minds that despite Purple Line construction, all entrances to the fairgrounds will be open and accessible. Motorists and riders are encouraged to plan their trip and leave plenty of time for travel.

How do I get to the Indiana State Fairgrounds by bus?  

Want to avoid the hassles and costs of driving and parking? IndyGo has you covered! Routes 4 and 39 will take you to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, at the 38th Street and Coliseum Avenue stop, for $1.75 per trip. If you’re riding from the east, note that a closure from Keystone to Emerson avenues on 38th Street will detour Routes 4 and 39 in this segment. Safe and accessible temporary stops will be provided along the detour routes. If you plan to take the Red Line, you can get off at Park Station on 38th Street or the 42nd Street Station on College Avenue and walk to the fairgrounds, approximately .5 mile.

How can I get to the Indiana State Fairgrounds by car?  

All Purple Line construction activity will pause on 38th Street from College to Keystone avenues during the Indiana State Fair. Access to all fairground entrances will be open and accessible. Since guests will be coming from all directions, there are many ways to get to the Indiana State Fairgrounds. If driving from the east, note westbound traffic on 38th Street from Keystone to Emerson avenues will be detoured via Emerson Avenue, 46th Street and Keystone Avenue.

For more information on the Purple Line project, including construction and detours, visit


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