Road construction projects in Indianapolis in April 2022
It’s the season of the shovels of pageantry.
With inclement weather, Indianapolis city officials launched several large-scale projects in March, including the Construction of the purple line, Monon Trail Widening, Broad Ripple Avenue Improvements and reconstruction of West Morris Street.
Not all of these will require full road closures – yet.
But they come on top of several long-term projects still underway, such as the reconstruction of the North Split interchange in downtown and the renovation of brick-clad Market Street near Monument Circle.
Here are the major road closures and detours to expect in April for these and other projects:
Downtown streets under I-65 / I-70 (North Split)
Central Avenue: Until mid-April.
Delaware/11th Street ramp to I-70 East: Until the beginning of summer.
Lewis Street: Until the end of May.
Market Street: Until mid-April.
Ohio Street: Until the end of May.
Vermont Street: Until mid-April.
10th Street: Until mid-April.
East 38th Street
Or: Eastbound lanes from Fall Creek Parkway to Keystone Avenue.
When: Beginning around April 4 and lasting 130 days.
Why: IndyGo’s Purple Line build.
Deviation: Eastbound traffic will turn north on Fall Creek Parkway to join Keystone Avenye. A westbound lane will remain open. Outbound bus stops on IndyGo lines 4 and 39 will be closed and temporary stops will be created.
Market Street West
Or: The westbound lane between Illinois Street and Monument Circle and the two eastbound lanes of Illinois Street near the intersection with Market Street.
When: Until later this year.
Why: Roadway and sidewalk reconstruction, similar to completed portion of East Market Street.
Deviation: Take Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania to reach Market Street.
Various downtown streets
Or: Closures include Washington, Madison, Meridian, New York and more. See a race map at indymini.com.
When: 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on April 2.
Why: 10 mile race as part of the 500 Festival Miler series.
Deviation: Avoid downtown and areas immediately south and west.
East 71st Street
Or: The road and multi-use trail under I-465 between Avalon Trail Court and Shadeland Avenue.
When: Most of the year, except for a brief reopening at the end of May.
Why: To install steel supports for an expanded I-465 bridge over 71st Street as part of INDOT’s Clear Path project.
Deviation: Shadeland Avenue, 75th Street and Binford Boulevard.
East Banta Road
Or: Between Derbyshire Road and Twin Brooks Drive.
When: Until the end of July.
Why: To replace the bridge over Derbyshire Creek, including new guardrails and causeway approaches on each side.
Deviation: Via McFarland Road, Southport Road and Madison Avenue. Residents will be able to access their homes.
Or: Between avenue southeast and rue Raymond.
When: During summer.
Why: Rehabilitation of the bridge over Bean Creek.
Deviation: Use Raymond Street and Southeastern Avenue.
East Pleasant Run Parkway, North Drive
Or: Between Shelby and Linden streets.
When: Until mid-June.
Why: A Citizens Energy Group sewer rehabilitation project.
Deviation: Use East Pleasant Run Parkway South Drive.
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