The Indianapolis Department of Public Works will close Indiana Avenue from Blackford to West streets from Thursday afternoon until Monday afternoon to accommodate the painting of a street mural that will say “Black Lives Matter,” the DPW announced Wednesday.
The Indianapolis City-County Council earlier this month approved the mural and asked DPW to supervise.
The mural will be painted by black visual artists, with the supplies donated to the effort by the Indianapolis Urban League.
Traffic headed northwest on Indiana Avenue should use West Street/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 11th Street, 10th Street and University Boulevard to avoid the road closure.
Traffic headed southeast should use University Boulevard, New York Street and West Street.