The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) will finalize the conversion of Central Avenue south of E Fall Creek Parkway N Drive to two-way traffic after the morning commute on Thursday, November 15, weather permitting. Motorists should watch for crews programming traffic lights and finishing pavement markings on the street. No lane closures or restrictions are expected.
DPW and IndyGo have coordinated on the $2.5 million two-way conversion project in order to improve pedestrian safety, traffic circulation and access to transit.
Previously, the thoroughfare allowed for southbound traffic between E Fall Creek Parkway N Drive and the intersection of Central Avenue, Fort Wayne Avenue, East Street and 10th Street.
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Construction began on this project in early August. Work included resurfacing Central Avenue between E Fall Creek Parkway S Drive and 10th Street and Fort Wayne Avenue between Alabama and 10th streets, as well as major changes to traffic signals and road striping at affected intersections. Curb ramps, transit boarding pads, crosswalk infrastructure and some new parking areas have also been added along Central Avenue.
On Monday, November 12, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin collecting bagged leaves through Friday, December 7. Residents can leave out up to 40 bags of leaves per week during the four-week collection period.
Leaf collection dates coincide with the time of year that the most leaves are determined to fall from trees. DPW works with the Purdue Extension to determine the four-week collection period. DPW’s leaf collection service is offered at no additional cost to residents.
Here are a few guidelines to follow during leaf collection:
Place leaves in plastic bags. Paper bags can deteriorate and break apart in wet weather.
Keep bags at least three feet away from your trash cart for easy pick up.
Leaf bags should be outside by 7 a.m. on your normal trash day.
While raking leaves, DPW asks that residents clear leaves from storm drain inlets to prevent drainage and flooding problems.
Last year, DPW collected about 5,000 tons of leaves from Marion County residents. As in years past, the collected leaves are taken to the South Side Landfill where they are composted. Residents can pick up the resulting mulch in the spring.
The first day of leaf collection falls on Veterans Day. Trash pick up, including leaf pickup service, will run as normal.
Other things to keep in mind this fall season:
Open burning is illegal in Marion County. Try composting as an alternative to traditional raking and bagging.
Geoffrey Esper, currently ranked fourth in Major League Eating, won the second Prairie Farms World Ice Cream Eating Championship on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the Indiana State Fair by eating 15.5 pints of ice cream in 6 minutes. Joey Chestnut came in second with 14.5 pints of ice cream.
Miki Sudo still holds the world record by eating 16.5 pints of ice cream in six minutes, which was set last year.
2018 Ice Cream Eating Championship Results
1 Geoffrey Esper 15.5 pints in 6 min
2 Joey Chestnut 14.5
3 Juan Rodriguez 12
4 Dud Lite Dudzinski and Derek Jacobs 11.5
6 Adrian Morgan 11.25
7 Gideon Oji and Matt Hazzard 11
9 Matthews Raible and Cohen 7.25
11 Meliss Klabel 5.5