Tunnel closure for Indiana State Archives Building construction

INDIANAPOLIS – Land movement will begin on the Indiana State Archives site next week. To ensure public safety during the initial earthwork, the tunnel connecting the Senate Avenue Parking Garage with the Indiana Government Center North building will be closed starting Monday, October 9.

Work around the tunnel will continue through early December but the tunnel will be reopened intermittently during this period. Updates will be sent as changes occur. Consider alternative paths during this period, such as the new Ohio Street crosswalks.

Background on the archives building

In 2021, Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana State Legislature approved the construction of a new Indiana State Archives building that will house priceless documents and artifacts and make Indiana history accessible to everyone. Look for the new technology Pepper Construction will introduce that allows a person to hold up their phone by the site on the canal and see the renderings with a 30-second recorded message. Some reminders:

  • There are sidewalk and lane closures on Ohio and New York Streets (areas marked in red).
  • New crosswalks with ramps, signage and beacons are in place to allow safe pedestrian passage around the closures (areas marked in green). Press the activation button on the crosswalk signs to activate the beacons.
  • The east side of the canal between Ohio and New York Streets is closed. Use canal bridges to crossover to the west side.
  • Construction will go through 2025.
  • Follow Progress at https://on.in.gov/archivesbuilding