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Indiana Avenue to close for Black Lives Matter Mural painting

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Jul 29, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis will close for five days while a Black Lives Matter mural is painted on the road.

Indiana Avenue will close between West and Blackford streets from Thursday afternoon through Monday afternoon, according to a press release from the Indianapolis Department of Public Works.

While the road closures are in place, drivers should use the following detours:

  • Drivers going northwest on Indiana Avenue should use West Street, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 11th Street, 10th Street, and University Boulevard instead
  • Drives going southeast on Indiana Avenue should use University Boulevard, New York Street, and West Street instead

The plan to paint the mural was approved by the City-County Council earlier this month.

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Indy DPW will supervise the project and supplies are being donated by the Indianapolis Urban League, according to the release.

Indy10 Black Lives Matter will stream the event on its Facebook page. The painting will be closed to the public.