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After almost 8 months, a section of Broad Ripple Avenue is scheduled to reopen



Indianapolis, Indiana – A major part of Broad Ripple Avenue will reopen on Friday, December 16, after being closed for over eight months.

Around 5 o’clock, according to Indy DPW, Broad Ripple Avenue between Winthrop Avenue and Gilford Avenue will reopen.

Here is how long the construction on Broad Ripple Avenue will last once it starts.

Since late March, the two-mile section has been blocked so that workers could enlarge the sidewalks and improve drainage. To reduce floods, workers installed a 48-inch pipe and stormwater infrastructure under Broad Ripple.

“First and foremost, we are thankful to our city officials for recognizing the need for stormwater improvements in our area and for the positive reception towards the cosmetic improvements to beautify the space and increase pedestrian safety,” said Jordan Dillon, executive director of Broad Ripple Village Association.

The project has only reached Phase 1. Phase 2 should begin in the spring of 2023, according to the organizers. In order to extend the stormwater trunk line from Guilford Avenue to College Avenue, workers will have to close the western portion of Broad Ripple.

“This extensive project will deliver drainage and pedestrian improvements to an area that many residents and visitors enjoy,” said Ericka Miller, Indy DPW’s director of Engineering.

By mid-2023, the project is anticipated to be completed.

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