Trail Detours Expected in Advance of Monon Trail Over 38th Street Project
posted: Mar. 26, 2020
TRAIL DETOURS EXPECTED IN ADVANCE OF MONON TRAIL OVER 38TH STREET PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE PROJECT
The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) and Indy Parks expect contractors to begin placing detour signage at the 38th Street intersection of the Monon Trail in preparation for the construction of a raised pedestrian bridge later this year.
Public works construction is deemed essential under Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's executive order restricting business operations, and contractors will continue work taking every precaution to eliminate close human interaction.
Trail users will be detoured via 40th Street to a temporary crosswalk over 38th Street at Winthrop Avenue and proceed along Edgewood Place to reconnect with the trail. The temporary crossing will feature signage, lane dividers and other traffic control devices to ensure pedestrian safety.
Motorists may see temporary lane restrictions on 38th Street of up to three days to place crosswalk pavement markings; work is expected to occur between between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. No long-term lane closures are anticipated during this phase of the project.
The raised pedestrian bridge is part of more than $4.5 million in trail infrastructure that will improve safety for trail users at 38th Street while connecting the north and south segments of the Monon Trail.