INDIANAPOLIS -- Some Colts fans will notice changes in their drive home after games at Lucas Oil Stadium this season.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has announced new outbound traffic patterns for home games. It says the changes are an effort to continually improve vehicular traffic direction and control around the stadium.
The changes will only be in place for outbound traffic, following the game. IMPD says no changes to inbound traffic are anticipated.
Here's the new outbound traffic pattern:
McCarty Street between Capitol Avenue and Missouri Street
- Westbound vehicular traffic in the center travel lane will be directed southbound on Missouri Street to the I-70 East/ I-65 South entrance ramp. Message board and traffic cones will be utilized in the center travel lane on McCarty notifying motorists of the southbound (left) turn onto Missouri Street.
- Westbound vehicular traffic in the curb lane will continue west on McCarty to West Street and then southbound to either the I-70 West entrance ramp or continue southbound on West Street. Additional police resources will be assigned to the affected intersections to ensure motorists are aware of the changes and receive proper instructions and assistance.
The Colts will play at home for the first time this year on Saturday, in a preseason match up with the Chicago Bears. The first regular season home game is Sept. 21.