One aspect that will be unique about the Red Line on College Avenue will be the raised triangular diverters placed at some of the intersections. This prevents drivers from making left hand turns. Left hand turns tend to be more dangerous than right hand turns. Yet another nod to a safety improvement, not a detriment. This intersection at 51st and College is still under construction, but there are some completed diverters elsewhere along the route:
This is the future station at 52nd and College, which is located a half a block to the south.
This is the sidewalk ramp to the future station:
Here’s the weekly IndyGo E-mail blast:
- There will continue to be short-term lane restrictions at the College Avenue station locations over the next several weeks to allow for station structures to be installed.Â Flaggers will direct traffic through around the work areas.
- Kessler Blvd â€“ one lane closure May 15 at the Kessler Blvd station for up toÂ 3hours.
- 54thÂ Street – one lane closure May 14 for up to 40 minutes and one lane closure May 18 for up toÂ 3Â hours.
- 42ndÂ Street â€“ one lane closure May 18 for up to 40 minutes
- Beginning on or after May 13, traffic patterns will shift at theÂ 38thÂ and Meridian Street intersection. Construction activities will move to the east side of Meridian, south ofÂ 38thÂ Street, and traffic will be moved west of the work zone.
- Pavement patching will take place at locations along Meridian Street beginningÂ May 23.
- Night work will begin on or after May 20 for bus pad construction. Work will start at the 18thÂ Street intersection and proceed North toÂ 38thÂ Street.Â Each station area and adjacent intersection will be closed for one overnight and open from 7:00am to 8:00pm. All work will be completed within 1Â weekÂ with noÂ weekend closures.
- Pavement patching will continue at locations along Capitol Avenue through approximately May 22.
- On or after May 13, segments of Capitol Ave immediately adjacent to the 9thStreet and 14thÂ Street stations will be reduced to a single lane to accommodate bus pad construction. This work will occur outside of the morning rush hour and last up to 20 hours at each location.
- On or after May 15, a segment of Capitol Ave immediately adjacent to the 18thStreet station will be reduced to a single lane to accommodate bus pad construction. This work will occur outside of the morning rush hour and last up to 20 hours.
- Starting on or after May 14, a half-block section of Walnut Street will be closed immediately east of Capitol Ave for up to 5 days. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail will remain open through this intersection. Walnut Street will remain open at Illinois and Muskingum Streets.
- One lane of Shelby Street will be closed for up to two hoursÂ at each station location for platform finishing work. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic during these short-term closures. This work will begin at Hanna Avenue, continuing north. The anticipated schedule for the coming week is:
- Raymond Street stations on May 15
- Pleasant Run stations on May 17
- Shelby Street is currently being resurfaced. There will be intermittent lane closures, traffic restrictions, and flaggers directing traffic around pavingÂ and pavement striping crews. This work will continue through the end of theÂ week.
Virginia Avenue will be resurfaced beginning on or after May 15. There will be intermittent lane closures and flaggers around paving crews. On-street parking will be restricted in work zones.Â One travel lane will remain open with flaggers assisting drivers, and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail will remain open.
- Signal modifications are underway on or after May 6 at locations along Illinois Street. Traffic impacts are not expected, however, minor parking and sidewalk impacts could be necessary.
Washington Street and Maryland Street
- Crews will be placing pavement markings, resulting in short-term traffic impacts at:
- Maryland Street, Capitol Ave to Delaware St on May 13
- Washington Street, Capitol Ave to Delaware St May 14
- Curb and sidewalk work will begin onÂ 30thÂ Street beginning on or after May 20thÂ , requiring some lane restrictions.
More information and a list of FAQâ€™s about the acceleration is posted on the IndyGo website:Â Â https://www.indygored.com/