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INDIANAPOLIS–Red line construction is months behind. Now at least 15 contractor crews are being added to “accelerate” construction. The anticipated completion date of the project is now mid-summer, said Justin Stuehrenburg, vice-president for Planning at IndyGo.

“This acceleration plan will shorten the duration of Red Line construction by four months. This will shorten the time the construction is inconveniencing residents, business owners and drivers in the corridor,” he said.

The money to add extra crews will come from a contingency plan built into the project funding, and will cost about $3 million.

The delays have been blamed on not getting some of the federal money in a timely manner and difficulty installing the utilities needed at the new stops.

“Monday through Friday they will be working their normal hours, but then also into the evenings, generally around 7 p.m.,” said Stuehrenburg. “They will be working Saturdays, as well. They will be working occasionally on Sundays. He said there may be some overnight work, on rare occasions. 

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