Red Line Project Set For Late Summer Completion

Posted: Updated:
(Rendering of Broad Ripple Red Line Station provided by IndyGo.) (Rendering of Broad Ripple Red Line Station provided by IndyGo.)
INDIANAPOLIS -

A spokesperson for IndyGo says the 13.1-mile Red Line project is set to be complete on schedule in September. In an interview with our partners at WFYI, Lauren Day said work on the project got started about five months later than planned, however IndyGo's acceleration of construction has put the effort back on track.

Day said a change of administration at the federal level and a delay in utility work led to the late start for the project, but September is still the target to open for service.

"That gives us enough time to do some training and testing with our operators on the ground, do that final punch list at all of the stations, load up all the advertising, the wayfinding, information for the riders at the stations themselves and also do some fun stuff to start the celebration," said Day. "We really want to make sure that people know that this is about improved connectivity (and) improved accessibility."

Construction on the Red Line began in June after IndyGo secured $75 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 13.1-mile stretch runs from Broad Ripple Village on Indy's north side through downtown before ending at the University of Indianapolis on the south side. It is the first phase of an overall $96 million effort that will connect Westfield to Greenwood.

Day says when the first phase opens for service, IndyGo riders throughout the county will benefit.

"The other really exciting thing that will happen the same night before we open the Red Line is that all of the buses will also be running more frequently," said Day. "So the whole network throughout the county is getting better, which is a really big deal."

IndyGo says crews have also completed various infrastructure issues, including:

  • 14,148 linear feet of sidewalk replaced
  • 25 station platforms constructed
  • 14,889 linear feet of storm sewer installed
  • 21, 085 linear feet of curb replaced
  • 238 ADA curb ramps
  • 66 traffic signals upgraded
  • 19 lane miles of paving

You can listen to the full interview with Day from WFYI by clicking here.

Day says September is still the target to open for service.
  • Perspectives

    • We’re Having the Wrong Conversations About Safety

      Every time there’s a shooting at a school or a workplace, the arguments begin. We need more police officers stationed in the buildings. We need to arm teachers or encourage employees to carry handguns. We should invest in smokescreen systems or bulletproof partitions. Everyone should hide from the shooter. Everyone should run from the shooter. Everyone should confront the shooter. It’s healthy that we’re discussing safety, but unfortunately, we’re talking...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • West Lafayette Center Breaks Ground

      West Lafayette city officials this week broke ground on the $31.5 million West Lafayette Wellness and Aquatic Center at Cumberland Park. Plans for the 72,000-square-foot project feature a natatorium, three gymnasiums, exercise machines, free weights and community rooms. 

    • Forbes Ranks Top Colleges; 3 Indiana Schools Make the Cut

      Forbes released its 12th annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges based on direct benefits a university or college provides its students. Several Indiana universities made the list in some “sub-categories”, like Grateful Graduates Index, but the University of Notre Dame was the only school in the state to break the top 20 overall rankings.

    • (courtesy: Frank Logan/Military Vehicle Preservation Assoc.)

      Historic Military Convoy to Cross Indiana

      A sentinel moment of U.S. history is playing out Sunday in South Bend when the recreation of the U.S. Army Transcontinental Military Convoy rolls into town. Approximately 70 historic military vehicles are retracing the original 1919 cross country trip which traveled along the famed Lincoln Highway.

    • Photo courtesy of Crestwood Village

      Justus Rental Properties Details Closures

      Indianapolis-based Justus Rental Properties, Inc. has announced it will be closing its assisted living service line at Crestwood Village West and Crestwood Village East. The company is also is in the process of selling the both communities.

    • (photo courtesy of the Marshall County EDC)

      Wire and Cable Startup to Set Up Shop in Argos

      A startup wire and cable company has announced plans to launch operations in Marshall County. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Sequel Wire and Cable LLC will invest $53 million to purchase and equip the 50,000-square-foot Argos Manufacturing Center and create 120 jobs by the end of 2024. The company plans to expand the facility to more than 162,000 square feet and begin operations in early 2020. The $2.7 million Argos Manufacturing Center was built in part with...