INDIANAPOLIS — Be careful where you park along College Avenue in Indianapolis the next few weeks.
IndyGo has asked Indianapolis Metro Police to start “strictly enforcing” new parking restrictions along the street while they continue putting the finishing touches on the Red Line project.
“With only 48 days to go, it is essential that Red Line crews have full access to the travel lanes and bus only lanes to finish pavement and lane markings,” said IndyGo spokeswoman Lauren Day.
Street parking is now restricted on College Avenue, between 38th and 66th Streets, while workers finish marking the pavement.
“Changes in the lane configurations are primarily going to be noticed along Meridian Street, College Avenue, and Capitol Avenue,” Day added. “That’s why we’re asking business patrons and residents to keep an extra eye out for where there are No Parking signs.”
Levi Kinney, a bar manager at Moe & Johnny’s at the corner of 54th Street and College Avenue, said the parking restrictions could negatively impact Broad Ripple businesses already hurting from construction-related traffic.
“It’s been a tough ride for our customers just to get in,” Kinney told News 8. “A lot of our commuter business has dropped significantly. We’re fortunate in that we have a parking lot for customers. You don’t want to walk 20 minutes to go eat dinner.”
The rapid transit bus line is scheduled to open September 1.
WISH-TV contributed to this story