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Red Line Enhancements Project

IndyGo is planning significant improvements to the Red Line by adding rub rails to station platforms, in addition to performing maintenance on pavement along the dedicated bus lanes and station bus pads. These upgrades will provide additional long-term stability and protect the significant investment made in the system’s infrastructure. Conducting this work will require short-term road closures and detours around construction areas. View the presentation below to learn more about the project and construction impacts.

Rub Rail Installation

IndyGo will install rub rail at all Bus Rapid Transit station platforms. This structure provides operators with a guide for pulling as close as possible to the platform and achieving ADA-compliant boarding without damaging the side of the bus.

Bus Pad Reinforcement

IndyGo will enhance the bus pads, the concrete area the buses drive onto when they pull up to the station, with above-standard pavement materials to ensure a stronger, longer-lasting surface for rapid transit vehicles at Red Line stations.

Roadway Improvements

While filling potholes is a regular part of maintenance for all public works agencies, IndyGo will conduct full-depth patching in areas where the bus lanes are showing signs of pavement damage. New pavement markings will also be added to help buses, motorists and pedestrians navigate the corridor more easily.

Construction Comment Form

We can better assist you if you reach out to us with your questions and concerns.  It’s no bother, it’s our job — and our pleasure. Please feel free to contact us by filling out the construction comment form here. The form is for you to share your construction-related questions or request informational resources or business signage. We will get back to you as quickly as possible during regular business hours.

Construction Forecast

Work is projected to start June 2022 and be completed by August 2023. This section is designed to give a three-week look-ahead of construction activity and impacts happening along the corridor and will be updated weekly once construction begins. Work is intended to take less than one month at each Red Line station. Temporary bus stops will be activated so riders can continue to use the route with no interruption.   

The following information contains a full overview of expected construction impacts.

  • Vehicular traffic will be shifted to Central Avenue between 42nd Street and Broad Ripple Avenue.

The following information contains a full overview of expected construction impacts.

  • Vehicular traffic will be shifted to Central Avenue between 38th Street and Fall Creek Parkway.
  • Vehicular traffic will be shifted to Central Avenue between 22nd and 16th streets.
  • Vehicular traffic will be shifted to Central Avenue between 38th Street and Fall Creek Parkway.

The following information contains a full overview of expected construction impacts.

  • No changes to vehicular traffic configurations are expected. Northbound temporary stations will be placed along Illinois Street.

The following information contains a full overview of expected construction impacts.

 

HAPPENING NOW:

  • Shelby Street: Raymond Street to Troy Avenue On or after June 13, bus pad reinforcement and concrete pouring begin at the following Red Line stations: North and Southbound Garfield Park, Southbound Raymond and Northbound Troy. Traffic on Shelby Street will be shifted to Keystone Avenue between Raymond Street and Troy Avenue through late June. See detour map.

HAPPENING NEXT:

  • Shelby Street: Raymond Street to Troy Avenue Bus pad reinforcement and concrete pouring continue at the following Red Line stations: North and Southbound Garfield Park, Southbound Raymond and Northbound Troy.

The following information contains a full overview of expected construction impacts including the three week projection.

  • Vehicular traffic to be shifted to East Street between Prospect and Raymond streets.
  • Vehicular traffic to be shifted to Keystone Avenue between Raymond Street and Troy Avenue.
  • Vehicular traffic to be shifted to Madison Avenue between Troy and Hanna avenues.

Rider Impacts

Bus stops will be moved for the safety of riders and construction workers. Temporary stops will be placed so riders can continue to use the Red Line service uninterrupted. Be an informed rider during construction and stay updated on anticipated service impacts. Visit our Rider Alerts web page for the latest real-time service changes or follow @IndyGoAlerts on Twitter.

Shelby Street: Raymond Street to Troy Avenue

On or after June 13, the following Red Line stations will be closed for the safety of riders and construction workers: North and Southbound Garfield Park, Southbound Raymond and Northbound Troy. See map:

  • Raymond Station (SB) – Station will be closed. Temporary stop will be available for service at Shelby Street & Legrand Avenue.
  • Garfield Park (SB) – Station will be closed. No temp stop available due to detour routing.
  • Garfield Park (NB) – Station will be closed. No temp stop available due to detour routing.
  • Troy Station (NB) – Station will be closed. Temporary stop will be available for service at Shelby & Bacon Streets.

Shelby Street: Raymond Street to Troy Avenue

The following Red Line station closures will continue: North and Southbound Garfield Park, Southbound Raymond and Northbound Troy.

Community Tools

IndyGo is committed to and supports local businesses and communities before, during and after Red Line construction. This includes offering a community toolkit for informational resources, signage, weekly, virtual office hours and a construction comment form.

Weekly Virtual Office Hours

Once Red Line construction starts, the IndyGo team will host virtual office hours every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m., beginning June 7. This is your chance to ask questions, get construction updates, learn about benefits and find out the latest information. Click here to register for virtual office hours.

Construction Comment Form

We can better assist you if you reach out to us with your questions and concerns.  It’s no bother, it’s our job — and our pleasure. Please feel free to contact us by filling out the construction comment form here. The form is for you to share your construction-related questions or request informational resources or business signage. We will get back to you as quickly as possible during regular business hours.

Other Resources

For water or stormwater-related inquiries/emergencies, please contact Citizens Energy Group Customer Service at (317) 924-3311.

For Department of Public Works project information, please contact the Mayor’s Action Center at (317) 327-4622 or visit the RequestIndy online tool here.

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FAQs

IndyGo will add rub rails to station platforms, in addition to performing maintenance on pavement along the dedicated bus lanes and station bus pads. These upgrades will provide additional long-term stability and protect the significant investment made in the system’s infrastructure.

Work is projected to start June 2022 and be completed by August 2023. Work is intended to take less than one month at each Red Line station. The limits and timelines of each closure will be communicated three weeks in advance via our weekly email communications.

The project will take place over the entirety of the Red Line corridor.  Conducting this work will require some short-term road closures and detours around construction areas. Detours have been coordinated to ensure as little disruption to travel as possible and will be clearly marked during all closures. The following is a tentative list of these impacts and is subject to change to meet construction conditions, upon approval from Indianapolis Department of Public Works and through coordination with emergency services. Local access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

College Avenue Stations: vehicular traffic to be shifted to Central Avenue between 42nd and Broad Ripple Avenue.

Meridian Street Stations: Vehicular traffic to be shifted to Central Avenue between 38th and Fall Creek Parkway and between 22nd and 16th Street.

Capitol Avenue: Vehicular traffic will keep current configuration.

Virginia Avenue: Short local detours will be used.

Shelby Street: Vehicular traffic to be shifted to East Street between Prospect Street and Raymond Street. Vehicular traffic to be shifted to Keystone Avenue between Raymond Street and Troy Avenue. Vehicular traffic to be shifted to Madison Avenue between Troy Avenue and Hanna Avenue.

Bus stops will be impacted for the safety of riders and construction workers. Temporary stops will be placed so riders can continue to use the Red Line service uninterrupted. IndyGo will provide communication about stop relocations or bus route detours via email communications, on-route announcements and social media.

There may be an increase in traffic on detour routes and side streets. Typical traffic rules and speed limits will apply.

The contractor will coordinate with the city to provide uninterrupted trash collection.

The contractor will coordinate with the local post office to ensure continuous mail delivery.

IndyGo will communicate construction updates in a variety of ways, including through a weekly email newsletter, social media and website updates.

IndyGo is committed to being a good community partner throughout the construction process. The agency will provide informational resources, signage and advertising opportunities as part of a community toolkit. Additionally, IndyGo will offer weekly, virtual office hours every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m., beginning June 7. To request toolkit items or share construction-related questions or concerns, complete our construction comment form here.