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Illinois Street reopens to vehicles after closure for outdoor dining, pedestrians

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 12:18:05-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A segment of a major downtown street has reopened after it was closed for nearly three weeks to allow for outdoor dining and pedestrian use.

Illinois Street from Georgia to Market Streets is open to drivers for the first time since May 19 after crews removed equipment on the one-way street Wednesday morning, a news release from the Indianapolis Department of Public Works said.

"While we are witnessing successful, safe distancing practices among pedestrians in some of our closure locations, we just aren't seeing the number of people using Illinois Street to continue justifying its emergency closure," DPW Director Dan Parker said.

Massachusetts Avenue, Georgia Street and Broad Ripple Avenue are expected closed until July 4.

Monument Circle reopened to vehicular traffic on Monday.

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