INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning on or after July 11, Purple Line construction will enter a new 130-day closure along 38th Street between Keystone and Emerson avenues. One eastbound lane will remain open. Westbound lanes will be closed between Keystone and Emerson. Traffic will be detoured via Emerson Avenue, 46th Street and Keystone Avenue. (*See Motorist Impacts Map below)  

The previous 130-day closure on 38th Street, from Fall Creek Parkway to Keystone Avenue, is now reopened to two-way traffic using the southern portion of 38th Street. The northern portion of 38th Street will remain closed. 

For the safety of riders and construction workers, westbound IndyGo Routes 4, 5 and 39 will be required to detour around the closure. Closed bus stops include the following: 

  • 10062 
  • 10063 
  • 10064 
  • 10066 
  • 10068 
  • 10069 
  • 10070 
  • 10072 
  • 10074 
  • 10076 
  • 10078 
  • 10080 
  • 10082 
  • 10083 
  • 10084 
  • 50478  

During the closure, IndyGo will strive to provide temporary bus stops in locations where it is operationally safe to do so. Local access to all residences and businesses will be maintained during the closure. (*See Rider Impacts Map below) 

In anticipation of the upcoming construction, IndyGo, in partnership with Alliance for Northeast Unification (ANU), will host the following community outreach event: 

Virtual Informational Meeting – Wednesday, July 6, from 6 – 7 p.m.
IndyGo representatives will share upcoming construction impacts and tools available to the community to help them thrive during construction.  

Register online 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.   

For more information about the Purple Line and its construction impacts, visit IndyGo’s website HERE. 

(Motorist Impacts) 

(Rider Impacts)



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