TRAFFIC: We Say Goodbye To Lieutenant Aaron Allan This Weekend
(Photo Credit: Southport Police Department)
Hoosiers made a special trip to downtown Indianapolis this week to say “goodbye” to IMPD Deputy Chief Jim Waters, who died Sunday after his car was struck by a semi in Hendricks County. As tragic as Chief Waters’ untimely passing is, the scene during the procession was completely breathtaking.
Saturday, Lieutenant Aaron Allan of the Southport Police Department will also be laid to rest following a funeral procession through the Circle City and Southport. Lieutenant Allan died after being shot multiple times while trying to rescue two people trapped inside a car.
Both officers were beloved by their families and colleagues.
Visitation for Lieutenant Allan is Friday from 2pm to 7pm at Crown Hill Funeral Home. A Celebration of life will be held at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse Saturday at 11am.
Here are the processional routes to and from Bankers Life Fieldhouse:
From Crown Hill Cemetery, beginning at 7am:
- South on Clarendon Rd. to 38th St.
- East on 38th St. to Meridian St.
- South on Meridian St. to North St.
- East on North St. to Pennsylvania St.
- South on Pennsylvania St. to Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Processional Rout for Lt. Aaron Allan from Bankers Life to Crown Hill:
From Bankers Life Fieldhouse:
- North on Pennsylvania St. to Washington St.
- West on Washington St. to Capitol Ave.
- South on Capitol Ave to McCarty St.
- East on McCarty St. to Madison Ave.
- South on Madison Ave. to Banta Rd.
- East on Banta Rd to Derbyshire Rd.
- South on Derbyshire Rd. to Southport Police Department (pause at Southport PD for 1042).
The processional will then return to Crown Hill Cemetery via the following route:
- South to Southport Rd.
- West on Southport Rd to US-31.
- North on US-31 to Delaware St.
- North on Delaware St. to Michigan St.
- West on Michigan St. to Illinois St.
- North on Illinois St. to 34th St.
- West on 34th Street to Graceland Ave. (Garrison Flag).
- West on 34th to entrance to Crown Hill Cemetery.
Ramp closures during the procession:
- I‐65 S Exit 113 Illinois St I‐70 E
- W Exit 79B Illinois/Madison St
- I‐465 E/W Exit 2A US 31/East St
Pendleton Pike Is Now, As In Next Week Sometime
We’ve been chatting about this one for a while, so let’s say it again and with conviction - lane restrictions on Pendleton Pike will begin on Tuesday, August 8th. And since Lawrence Township opened school houses this week, I’d leave early for whatever I’m doing - for sanity’s sake.
Let’s have a refresher:
This is going to turn the northeast side into traffic stew. Starting Monday, one lane of Pendleton Pike will close IN BOTH DIRECTIONS between Oaklandon and Carroll Roads (a stretch that’s a little over a mile) to build a concrete culvert. INDOT says the project should be done by October.
WEEKEND FUN, BUT...UM...TRAFFIC
- Maddie & Tae perform at White River State Park. I thought Maddie & Tae was a single person, even though the name implies there are two. I did a Google search. I'm wrong. (concert starts at 7:00)
- The Indianapolis Indians are away. Sorry, no Friday night fireworks at Victory Field.
MASS AVE CRITERIUM
This is a party. Professional bike riders - who could be psychotic - go “hells bells” around a street course that consists of two 45 degree corners and a 90 degree turn in the Mass Ave Cultural District.
It’s a very small area, but roads will be closed:
Massachusetts Avenue between Vermont and East streets
East Street between Vermont Street and Massachusetts Avenue
Vermont Street between Massachusetts Avenue and East Street
**Mass Ave is a nightlife destination. The street closures run from 9am - 11pm. Still, come down, enjoy this awesome neighborhood while understanding parking is limited. Taxis and car sharing services are always the best idea - for more reasons than one.
BRANTLEY GILBERT: THE DEVIL DON’T SLEEP SUMMER TOUR
Big time stuff at Klipsch. I’m not familiar with Brantley Gilbert, so I called in Hank FM’s Dave O’Brien to educate me. Looks like fun, and I’ll be spotifying the hell out of this.
Brantley Gilbert is the son of a Hoosier (his Mom is from Rush County) so he always feels back home again in Indiana. This Saturday he brings his friends Tyler Farr and Black Stone Cherry to Klipsch Music Center for some high energy country mixed with a little southern rock and a lot of attitude! Expect to see a few extra motorcycles in the parking lot for this one!
*Catch Dave every morning on 97.1 from dawn till brunch. Great radio show.
**Show starts at 7:00. Traffic will be thicker on northbound 65 from Indy to Campus Parkway, and southbound 65 from Pendleton to Campus Parkway.
Go. Have fun. Make a baby.
Indy 11 is back on campus against FC Edmonton. Have a blast. You’re young and beautiful. Kickoff at 7:30pm.
**Increased traffic around the greatest univrersity in Indiana, mainly on the westside of downtown.
It’s on. I cannot believe they dedicated a day to fried food. Holy hell, they deep fry everything - including air. All I want is hog. Yummy, succulent hog. I’m going to roll out my portable George Foreman, grab a live hog out of it’s pen, and cook it right there. If you want, I'll set a table for two (wink).
**Anticipate increased traffic around 38th and Fall Creek, especially on the weekends.
Thanks for hanging out, and thank you for being a part of this awesome traffic network that we’re slowly building. The tips are great, and the conversations are even better. So grateful to do this.
Matthew Bair used to do play-by-play for the combine demolition derby at The Fulton County 4-H fair. No kidding. Matt is the new voice of Indianapolis traffic, and can followed on Twitter @WIBCTraffic , or call him up with traffic tips - or just a chat - in the traffic center: (317) 684-8134.