This just in: Late-summer opening targeted for Red Line

The city’s first rapid-transit bus route – the Red Line – should be ready for action by the end of summer, according to a revised schedule announced Feb. 5 by IndyGo. That’s four months ahead of schedule.

IndyGo’s accelerated timetable will shorten the duration of Red Line construction and reduce the time that residents experience inconveniences, transit officials said.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 11, as many as 20 construction crews will work simultaneously along the 13-mile stretch to ensure construction is complete by end of summer. Red Line construction includes utility, drainage, curb, sidewalk, crosswalk, signal, pavement and transit station work.

“We know the community is eager to see construction complete and have the Red Line up and operating,” said Mike Terry, IndyGo president and CEO. “Acceleration means that this summer, transit service throughout the county will be more reliable and improve accessibility for all.”

Construction will continue in all corridors, and residents and commuters will notice added evening and weekend work. Additionally, beginning Monday, February 11, all street parking will be restricted from 38th to 66th streets on College Avenue to allow construction crews a safe and continuous work zone.

IndyGo has also scheduled a Red Line open house on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St. Two sessions will be planned, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m.

When the Red Line opens, IndyGo officials said they will also improve local routes by 50% adding to the ability to move more easily and efficiently throughout the city. With more than 500 trips added in 2018, IndyGo has continued to see an increase in ridership.

Weekly construction updates available online and through email at and by calling 317-635-3344.

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