***Loud Bangs Being Deployed to Dissuade Roosting Crows***
The USDA Wildlife Service will be setting off the equivalent of bottle rockets in the Alsco parking lot on East Vermont
on some days from 4pm to 9pm in order to scare away crows that carry harmful diseases.
***FYI - Catalytic Converter Thefts Reported in Lockerbie ***
Please keep an eye on on your vehicles because there are multiple reports of catalytic converters being stolen off cars, trucks and RVs. Let people know that the police are aware of these occurrences but to report anything suspicious they see as soon as possible.
Welcome to Lockerbie, a picturesque historic neighborhood in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.
Riley House Re-Opens
We are happy to report that our neighbors at the James Whitcomb Riley House are opening up for pre-purchased tours on Thursdays through Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite and tour times are 10am, 11:30, 1:00 and 2:30. Tours are limited to your own group for safety and sell out. Check out their website, rileymuseumhome.org, for more information and to obtain tickets.
LSNA Events Statement
Lockerbie Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) social events and meetings will be held virtually at least through the end of 2020 in accordance with the rules set out by the Marion County Health Department. Links will be sent via our email newsletter.
Latest Project Updates
Overnight Lane Closures at the North Split Scheduled starting week of Dec 14th as Construction Begins
Select ramp and local street closures scheduled to begin January 2021. Detailed maps with closure and access information can be found here: https://northsplit.com/maps/
INDIANAPOLIS - Beginning next week, motorists will see the first signs of movement on the nearly $320 million project to redesign and reconstruct the I-65/I-70 North Split interchange in the northeast corner of downtown Indianapolis. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced the following overnight lane restrictions:
Overnight lane closures along the left and right shoulders of I-65 from near the 21st St. exit (mile marker 114), through the North Split, and along I-70 near Emerson Ave. (mile marker 88) to the North Split. Work is expected along both the highway and ramp shoulders for installation of signage and traffic control measures. The impact to traffic is expected to be minimal with lane closures scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. each night beginning Mon., Dec. 14 and completed by 5 a.m. each morning ending Sat., Dec. 19, weather dependent.
Crews will complete milling and temporary pavement work along the inside left shoulder of the I-65/I-70 southbound exit ramp to Michigan St. Overnight closures from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. are expected on Tues., Dec.15 and Wed., Dec. 16, weather dependent. The inside left shoulder and left lane (from mile markers 112.3 to 112.9) will be closed to complete this work in preparation for the upcoming Michigan St. ramp closure.
Overnight lane and shoulder closures will be in place along eastbound I-70 between mile markers 83 and 85 (Rural St./Keystone Ave.) the evenings of Mon., Dec. 21 and Tues., Dec. 22, weather dependent. During this time, the inside left shoulder and left lane of the I-65 southbound to 1-70 eastbound ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning while crews demolish the existing barrier wall to place temporary pavement for a future traffic shift.
Additional construction activity will begin in January 2021. The following activities are scheduled to begin after the New Year:
In January 2021, construction crews will close the ramp from I-65/I-70 southbound to Michigan St. The Michigan St. ramp will remain closed until May 2021, and the Ohio St. and Fletcher Ave. ramps will remain open throughout the duration of the Michigan St. ramp closure.
Also, beginning in January 2021, bridge demolition and reconstruction activities will occur throughout the project area, and intermittent, overnight lane closures will be required. Closures along adjacent streets are not allowed to maintain traffic flow and access. Local street closures from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. may occur at the following locations:
Roosevelt Ave. at Commerce Ave. under I-70 eastbound
Central Ave. under the I-65 southbound entrance ramp and I-65 northbound exit ramp
Alabama St. under I-65 east-and-westbound
N. Delaware St. under I-65 east-and-westbound
St. Clair St. under northbound and southbound I-65/I-70
Detailed maps with closure and access information can be found here: https://northsplit.com/maps/
INDOT encourages drivers to slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.
For up-to-date project information, visit northsplit.com or text “INDOT NORTHSPLIT” to 468311. Follow the North Split project’s progress on social media at:
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Lockerbie Staying at Home
Thank you to all the Lockerbie residents who have been doing their part to stay home to slow the spread of the virus. During these trying times, we have asked our neighborhood to share with us some of the fun moments. If you would like to have your photo added please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org! #stayhomesavelives #thankshealthheroes
Please Join Us For An Upcoming Virtual Event!
VIRTUAL Holiday Cocktail Party: Dec 13, 2020 @ 5pm - please stay tuned for more details.
Update: Preserve Indy Common Plan Available for Comment
The IHPC has published a draft of the Common Plan for comment. This plan will apply to all of the historic neighborhoods in Indianapolis. Lockerbie, along with the other neighborhoods, will add specific information as it applies to our neighborhood in the coming months. Please view the plan and send any comments or questions about the draft Common Plan to Designation@indy.gov.
Join a meeting on Thursday, November 19th where the Common Plan is reviewed. See the calendar event for the Zoom link and password!