Red Line construction still waits for the green light

Federal funding ready for signature
Posted at 2:54 PM, Apr 28, 2018
and last updated 2019-08-26 11:01:34-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- The signs are up, construction contracts have been drawn, $96 million in federal funding has been approved and appropriated – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao must still review sign before Red Line construction starts.

The project was anticipated to have been underway by now. IndyGo has said in the past this first leg of the city's planned bus rapid transit system was due to open by 2019. But while the construction season is hitting high gear, Red Line work waits.

IndyGo says they are “anxious to break ground….(we) anticipate hearing about the federal funding in the next couple weeks.” Until then, they plan…and wait. 

Once funding is green-lit, IndyGo expects that the initial construction push will start on the Red Line’s south leg along Shelby Street. When finished the Red Line will run 13.1 miles, from Broad Ripple, through downtown, to the University of Indianapolis on the south side.

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