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Monday morning commute downtown could be messy

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A Monday morning event drawing more than 13,000 people to Conseco Fieldhouse is expected to snarl downtown traffic during the early commute.

Fieldhouse officials are encouraging commuters to leave early and plan ahead, as heavy traffic and delays are anticipated.

Doors to the fieldhouse will open at 6:45 a.m. to help alleviate traffic congestion. The "Get Motivated!" business seminar, featuring 10 speakers, including former First Lady Laura Bush, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and General Colin Powell, starts at 8 a.m.

Organizers recommend attendees park at the Lucas Oil Stadium South lot or the Market Street garage just north of the fieldhouse.

Bus service is available using IndyGo Commuter Express routes from Fishers and Carmel, with a bus stop on Pennsylvania Street, one block north of the fieldhouse. Morning buses into downtown run from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. with return trips scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The fare is $3 each way.

A special shuttle service will run for Monday’s event, with satellite parking available at the Indianapolis Zoo for $8 per vehicle. The round-trip shuttle is free and will operate between the zoo parking lot and the fieldhouse from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 

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  • Mayor Marine and his 4th grade IQ
    Yeah Georgia is a mess. Why don't the morons do the work at night and 24/7 in such vital artery areas.

    For more than 3 weeks the CITY has allowed a contractor to absolutely do nothing to the sidewalk on the west side of capital south of Meridian? Have these dummy's ever heard of Microsofts Project Planning Software to do Critical Path Analysis so that when demo/tear out is complete you start the laying of the pavers and pouring concrete.

    O yeah don't try going down Kentucky Avenue... 1st graders could have made that street more level. The City should be sueing the contractor for poor workmanship.
  • And this is different how?
    Seriously . . . between resurfacing, the Georgia street prep for the new "park area" the road work is OUT OF CONTROL! Georgia, Illinois and Meridian are a nightmare. Can't the work be done at night? Seriously its nuts.
  • Who pays for traffic?
    I hope the promoters of this scam (not the presenters)get the bill for the extra police required for traffic control.

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  1. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...

  2. 85 feet for an ambitious project? I could shoot ej*culate farther than that.

  3. I tried, can't take it anymore. Untill Katz is replaced I can't listen anymore.

  4. Perhaps, but they've had a very active program to reduce rainwater/sump pump inflows for a number of years. But you are correct that controlling these peak flows will require spending more money - surge tanks, lines or removing storm water inflow at the source.

  5. All sewage goes to the Carmel treatment plant on the White River at 96th St. Rainfall should not affect sewage flows, but somehow it does - and the increased rate is more than the plant can handle a few times each year. One big source is typically homeowners who have their sump pumps connect into the sanitary sewer line rather than to the storm sewer line or yard. So we (Carmel and Clay Twp) need someway to hold the excess flow for a few days until the plant can process this material. Carmel wants the surge tank located at the treatment plant but than means an expensive underground line has to be installed through residential areas while CTRWD wants the surge tank located further 'upstream' from the treatment plant which costs less. Either solution works from an environmental control perspective. The less expensive solution means some people would likely have an unsightly tank near them. Carmel wants the more expensive solution - surprise!

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