Illinois Street to Close at 28th Street for Up To Two Months

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Closure hails final phase of DigIndy work at this Fall Creek location.

INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning on or after Monday, June 3, construction work by Citizens Energy Group contractors on the DigIndy Tunnel System will require full roadway closure along Illinois Street at its intersection with 28th Street. Construction on the DigIndy project has been ongoing at this location, but the final phase requires the full closure of Illinois Street for approximately two months, with the opportunity for the roadway to partially reopen to traffic nearer to completion of the project. Travelers are encouraged to find alterative northbound routes to avoid delays.

Signs will detour traffic from northbound Illinois Street to parallel Meridian Street via W Fall Creek Parkway N Drive. Signs will return through traffic to Illinois Street via 30th Street. Travelers seeking to access areas west of Illinois Street (between W Fall Creek Parkway and 29th Street) are encouraged to approach via southbound Capitol Avenue.

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 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 two advanced wastewater treatment plants, the $2 billion program is Indy’s solution to reducing combined sewer overflows into area waterways, keeping the utility and the City of Indianapolis in compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Now more than a decade in the making, completed portions of the DigIndy Tunnel System have prevented more than 5 billion gallons of sewage from entering our local waterways. Construction will conclude and the entire system will be operational in 2025. 
Learn more about DigIndy online, and check out the 360 VR Tunnel Tour on YouTube.

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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Phone: 317-519-1515