Road closures not expected to affect CarmelFest traffic, parking


By Mark Ambrogi

It’s been a busy road construction season in Carmel, but the good news is there will be no construction impediments to fun during CarmelFest July 3-4.

“We’ve kind of scheduled things in that part of town so that things will be wrapping up for the Fourth of July holiday,” said Joshua Kirsh, a member of the Carmel Plan Commission and engineering administrator for the city. “We won’t start any new projects until after the holiday. The construction on Range Line (Road) and City Center (Drive) will be done by then. We’re confident about it. Whether you’re coming from the east or the west to The Palladium, there shouldn’t be any construction.”

Kirsh said city officials have done their best to limit conflicts for those heading to the parade and festivities. Shuttles will be available from the Center for the Performing Arts garage to take people to CarmelFest.

“It’s also easy to walk straight down the Monon from The Palladium,” said James Bednarski, the parking coordinator for CarmelFest.

There is parking available when permitted on the street and at the Indiana Design Building.

Bednarski said a new nearby public parking garage won’t be completed in time for this year’s event.

“It will definitely be ready by next year,” Bednarski said.


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