Illinois-Maryland Intersection To Open Monday! Sort of...
(Photo Credit: Dave Cummings, @DaveJCummings)
The intersection at Maryland St. and Ohio St. will reopen with lane restrictions Monday, according to Citizens Energy - the utility in charge or repairs. The intersection will remain completely closed through the weekend due to a structure collapse underneath a manhole cover.
The closure absolutely WRECKED the Friday morning commute. As of 8:30am, northbound one-ways - Delaware St., Missouri St., and Illinois St. - were jammed packed on the south side of downtown - and Meridian St. and Madison Ave. also were stopped for a lengthy amount of time. Frustrated drivers had trouble accessing downtown parking garages, especailly the World of Wonders garage on Illinois St. before the Maryland St. closure.
Here's a map of the closure, including how Illinois and Maryland drivers are being diverted:
HOW DO I GET AROUND
From Maryland, take Capitol Ave. - a southbound one-way - to South St. Head eastbound on South St to northbound Meridian St. or Delaware St. Turn left on Washington St to return to Illinois.
OR from Maryland, go north on West St. up to Ohio St., then east on Ohio to Illinois.
Here's a look:
From Illinois, make a right on South St., then head east to northbound Meridian St. or Delaware St. Turn left on Washington St. to return to Illinois.
OR from Illinois, go west on South St. and turn right on Missouri St. - a nortbound one-way - then take Missouri up to Ohio St. Travel east on Ohio to Illinois.
As soon as more information trickles in, we'll share it immediately at @WIBCTraffic and on 93 WIBC. Until then, hit me up anytime with questions on Twitter or in the traffic center at (317) 684-8134. I'm here to help.
Take care, guys.
Matt Bair believes interstates are for the spoiled, and gravel roads are the only way to go. He is the new voice of Indianapolis traffic, and can be followed on Twitter @WIBCTraffic. Tips? Call direct at (317) 684-8134 or the 93 WIBC Newsroom at (317) 637-6397.