IndyGo is launching two new improvements to its Red Line rapid transit route. The company says it will install over the next few months audible crosswalk signals at all Red Line stations as well as replace the rubber medians with concrete along Meridian Street starting Wednesday.
The audible crosswalk signals will alert passengers with visual impairments that the “walk” sign is displayed and it is safe to cross.
“The Mobility Advisory Committee is excited to hear that IndyGo is choosing to implement these accessibility improvements,” said Greg Meyer, chair of IndyGo’s Mobility Advisory Committee. “The ability to use an auditory cue to determine when it’s safe to cross the street has a major impact on IndyGo’s visually impaired riders, and all pedestrians along the corridor.”
IndyGo says it is also expanding on the success it experienced replacing the rubber medians with concrete along College Avenue. The organization adds the project to do the same on Meridian Street is expected to last a couple of weeks.
All construction is set to be confined to the dedicated bus-only lane.
IndyGo says the projects are being funded with the remainder of the Red Line budget.