INDIANAPOLIS – The first major closure due to Purple Line construction went into effect Thursday, March 10, at 8 a.m. Traffic is now closed on 38th Street in both directions between Fall Creek Parkway, near the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and Orchard Avenue. This closure will last approximately 10 days.
Motorists driving eastbound on 38th Street will be detoured via Fall Creek Parkway and Keystone Avenue. Westbound traffic will be detoured via Keystone Avenue, 46th Street and College Avenue. (See map below.)
Bus Routes 4 and 39 going eastbound and westbound will experience a detour around the closure using Fall Creek Parkway, Allisonville Road, 46th Street and Keystone Ave. (See map below.) Closed bus stops include 10268, 10167, 10169, 10088 and 10087, which are around the 38th Street and Fall Creek Parkway intersection. Temporary stops have been placed where possible.
This closure will be immediately followed by a 130-day eastbound closure on 38th Street from Fall Creek Parkway to Keystone Avenue. An effort will be made to maintain local access to all residences and businesses during the closures.
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.
For more information about the Purple Line and its construction impacts visit IndyGo’s website HERE.