Illinois Street Lanes to Close at 28th Street

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Construction will limit vehicles and detour bicycles for approximately six months.

INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning on or after Thursday, July 27, construction work by Citizens Energy Group on the DigIndy Tunnel System will require lane restrictions and bicycle lane detours along Illinois Street at its intersection with 28th Street. Additionally, east-west traffic along 28th Street will be blocked at the Illinois Street intersection. Construction at this location is expected to last approximately six months, with completion anticipated near the end of 2023. 
Sidewalk access for pedestrians will be maintained along Illinois Street throughout construction.
Motor traffic on northbound Illinois Street will be reduced to a single through-travel lane at the 28th Street intersection for the duration of the project. As such, motorists are encouraged to find alterative northbound routes to avoid delays. 
Bicyclists encountering the closed Illinois Street bike lane at 28th Street will be able to dismount, walk the length of the Illinois Street closure on the uninterrupted sidewalk, and continue in the bike lane from the north side of the construction zone. Alternatively, cyclists may choose to detour to nearby Meridian Street or other neighborhood streets for roadway bike access.
Travelling along 28th Street, signs will detour eastbound traffic south at Capitol Avenue; then east along W Fall Creek Parkway N Drive; then north on Meridian Street to reconnect with 28th Street. Signs will detour westbound 28th Street traffic north at Meridian Street; then west along 30th Street; then south along Capitol Avenue to reconnect with 28th Street. 
Travelers are reminded to heed all signage and to be especially careful when near an active construction zone. Citizens has worked in advance to communicate details of this construction project and the roadway restrictions to local property owners, including Ivy Tech Community College.
About the DigIndy Tunnel System:
The DigIndy Tunnel System is a 28-mile long network of 18-foot diameter deep rock tunnels being built 250-feet beneath the city. Along with other projects in the combined sewer system and at Citizens’ two advanced wastewater treatment plants, the $2 billion program is Indy’s solution to reducing combined sewer overflows into area waterways by up to 99 percent, leading to significant health, environmental, recreational, economic, and quality-of-life benefits for Indianapolis neighborhoods. To date, the DigIndy segments that are currently active have diverted more than 4 million gallons of waste from Central Indiana's waterways. All segments are expected to be complete by 2025.

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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