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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2018

ILLINOIS STREET BRIDGE OVER CENTRAL CANAL TO CLOSE AUGUST 21

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) expects the closure of the Illinois Street bridge over the IWC Indiana Central Canal on or after Tuesday, August 21, 2018, weather permitting. The closure will allow for the rehabilitation–including sidewalk and railing replacement–of this bridge in Indy’s midtown community.

Local traffic will be able to access the majority of Illinois Street from north of the closure area until the street completely reopens, expected by October 1, 2018. See the graphic below for detour details.

During the closure, the following detour will be posted:

Travelling northbound– Turn right onto Westfield Boulevard to travel northeast until reaching Meridian Street. Turn left on Meridian Street and travel north until reaching Kessler Boulevard E Drive. Turn left on Kessler Boulevard E Drive and travel west until reaching Illinois Street. Turn left on Illinois Street and travel south until reaching the end of the detour.

Travelling southtbound– Travel north along Illinois Street until reaching Kessler Boulevard E Drive. Turn right onto Kessler Boulevard E Drive and travel east until reaching Meridian Street. Turn right onto Meridian Street and travel south until reaching Westfield Boulevard. Turn right onto Westfield Boulevard and travel southwest until reconnecting with Illinois Street. 

Visit indy.gov/DPW for more information on this or other DPW construction projects.