Indianapolis Construction Update

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

New parking lot, perimeter road to open soon

UPDATED DEC. 13: The opening of the new Perimeter Rd., the closing of the old Perimeter Rd. and the elimination of the Blue (Heart Center) Lot has been changed to Saturday, Dec. 22. Visiting our campus? Download our newest map.

Paving work began Dec. 3 on the southern-most section of the new Indianapolis campus parking lot. The new lot will be open for vehicles on Dec. 20, the targeted completion date for this latest phase of the Indianapolis Campus construction.

Opening the new lot will enable construction to proceed on the existing Heart Center parking lot (also known as “Blue Lot #2”), which will be taken out of service on Dec. 20 when the new lot opens. Primary excavation for the new Indianapolis Bed Tower is slated to begin there in January.

Heart Center staff, physicians, patients and visitors who currently park in the Heart Center lot or the Green lots to the north and east of MOB II will use the new lot as their main parking area.
“We appreciate the flexibility and patience demonstrated by those whose customary parking was disrupted by the early phase of new parking lot construction,” said John Ross, Indianapolis campus administrator. “The new lot will have more spaces than the current Heart Center lot, the former gravel area across from the Heart Center and the northeast section of the Green lot combined, so there will be room for everyone working at or visiting the Heart Center.”

At the same time, the new perimeter road -- which extends east toward I-65, curves north and then extends west to near the current Stop 11 Road entrance – will also open for traffic. A new permanent driveway leading exclusively to the Heart Center entrance will also open on Dec. 20.

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