Bloomington-– The City of Bloomington advises motorists to be aware of a new traffic pattern on East Seventh Street as the 7-Line project nears completion. All stop signs on E. Seventh St. between North Walnut Street and North Indiana Avenue have been removed and traffic along the corridor is no longer required to stop at the intersecting streets.
All traffic approaching E. Seventh St. on North Washington Street, North Lincoln Street, North Grant Street, and North Dunn Street must now stop at E. Seventh St. and yield to all traffic (motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians) on E. Seventh St. In addition to the stop sign changes, temporary flags and ‘cross traffic does not stop’ plaques have been installed on the stop-controlled approaches to the E. Seventh St. corridor to reinforce the new traffic pattern. The City is also placing electronic message board signs to increase awareness of these changes.
The 7-Line is a multimodal corridor providing a protected east-west bicycle lane, improved bus stops, and improved pedestrian features along E. Seventh St. to connect downtown, the Indiana University campus, and the city’s east and west sides while improving comfort, safety, and efficiency for all road users. The 7-Line is one of seven Bicentennial Bond projects proposed by Mayor John Hamilton and approved by City Council in 2018. Extending from the B-Line Trail to Woodlawn Avenue, the first phase of the 7th Street improvements extend 0.72 miles. More information regarding the project can be found on the project website: https://bloomington.in.gov/engineering/projects/7th