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Illinois Street to Reopen Ahead of Schedule Today

By Laura O'Brien on 1/17/20 2:13 PM

Favorable Conditions Shortened Project Duration

INDIANAPOLIS – Illinois Street between McCarty and South Streets will reopen today after Citizens Energy Group completed construction work associated with the Lower Pogue’s Run Tunnel, which is part of the DigIndy Tunnel System. The closure was originally expected to last until this summer. Thanks to favorable construction conditions aided by milder than expected weather, the street will reopen before this evening’s rush hour.

The DigIndy Tunnel System, a 28-mile network of underground tunnels that will be complete by 2025, will nearly eliminate sewer overflows in Marion County. The first 10-mile segment of the tunnel system opened in December 2017 and has already prevented more than 1.6 billion gallons of sewage from flowing into local waterways.

To learn more about how the DigIndy Tunnel System will improve our community, visit For construction updates, follow us on Twitter: @DigIndy. Visit to view all projects on the Citizens construction map.

About Citizens Energy Group

Citizens Energy Group provides safe and reliable utility services to about 900,000 people in the Indianapolis area. Citizens operates its utilities for the benefit of customers and the community.

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