IndyGO Blue Line Bus Rapid Transit Project, Indianapolis, Indiana


Historic Properties Survey
Phase Ia Archaeological Survey

ASC completed both aboveground and archaeological surveys for the Blue Line project, which is a bus rapid transit line planned for Indianapolis by IndyGo, the metropolitan transit agency. The route for the Blue Line extends across Marion County from the Indianapolis International Airport on the west, following US 40–the National Road–east to just west of the town of Cumberland. The Blue Line is the third bus rapid transit line planned for Indianapolis, following the Red and Purple lines.

The Blue Line Route is 24 miles long broken into 5 segments, with a total of 37 stations. The project will include over 10 miles of new/replaced sidewalks, 2 miles of multi-use path, and 499 new or upgraded ADA curb ramps. In addition, 17.5 lane miles will be resurfaced and 65 new or upgraded traffic signals will be installed. Total project cost is estimated at $220 million.

ASC is currently completing cultural resource surveys for historic structures and archaeology, concentrating on the 37 station locations and attendant areas. The purpose of these surveys is to identify and document individual properties, districts, and sites that are either listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

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