Super Bowl Committee Unveils Traffic-Parking Plan
|(WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin)
The 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee announced a comprehensive traffic and parking plan for the upcoming Super Bowl February 5.
Officials say they'll begin closing off Downtown Indianapolis streets for set up on January 19 and restrictions will remain in place through Super Bowl Sunday for tear down up until February 10.
With upwards of 150,000 visitors expected in the week leading up to the big event, many major downtown streets will be highly restricted. The closer to the event, the more commuter restrictions.
The major streets that will remain open for North to South downtown travel are Delaware Street to the east and West Street to the west of downtown. East to West corridors include McCarty Street to the south of downtown and Michigan Street to the north. Officials are urging businesses to allow employees to work from home during the week leading up to the Super Bowl. They also say that many downtown parking meters will be bagged and streets blocked to accommodate the possibility of snow.
On the parking front, they say the city has three Park and Ride locations set up to serve about 4,500 visitors. Locations include the old Indianapolis International Airport Terminal, New Jersey & Market Streets and 327 North Illinois.
Also, NFL Click 'n Park Parking passes will be available for cars, vans and suvs for $60.
IMPD Deputy Chief Mike Bates says there will be upwards of 100 Metro Police officers assigned to traffic detail for the Super Bowl. About 300 other officers will handle other Super Bowl related chores.
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