The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), in conjunction with Speedway Police Department, Indiana State Police, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, announce traffic patterns, closures, and routes for the Indy 500 Parade and Race Day for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500! This event will be very closely monitored across all levels of Law Enforcement and Homeland Security.
“The events that unfolded in Manchester, England on Monday night weighs heavy on our hearts and minds. So let me first say that our prayers go out to all who have been affected,” IMPD Chief Roach stated, “Our partners from the Federal level down are doing everything possible to ensure that this will be a fun and safe event for everyone in attendance. We ask that if you see something suspicious or hear someone speaking of carrying out violence, to immediately alert a nearby public safety professional, or dial 911. Individually and collectively we can ensure a safe and great celebration.”
There are expected to be well over 100,000 people visiting Indianapolis for Race Day weekend and the activities that will be taking place to celebrate in the “Racing Capital of the World!” Whether you’re a race, music, parade, or once in a lifetime event fan, Indianapolis has something for you. But there is one thing most of us agree on…we are not fans of traffic. While you won’t be able to move at the pace of one of the finely tuned machines running race day, attached you will find instructions to hopefully keep you and your crew moving.
2017 500 Festival Parade Traffic
The parade closes down the center of downtown beginning at 7 am and ending around 4 pm.
- We are expecting over 100,000 spectators downtown. The parade begins at 12pm and will last approximately 3 hours.
- Parking: All parking garages and surface lots will be open along with parking meters All parking meters inside the parade boundaries are restricted.
- Parade Closure Boundaries
- North – 16th Street
- South – Maryland Street
- East – Delaware Street
- West – Illinois Street
- Recommended routes
- North/ South roads
- West St.
- East St
- New Jersey
- Delaware (Congested)
- Illinois (Congested)
- South St.
- East and Westbound
- South St.
- 15th St.
- North/ South roads
2017 Indianapolis 500 Traffic Patterns
All Parking lots at the Speedway are sold out. If you have not already secured parking there will be no Speedway parking available. Plan accordingly.
- Parking North of the Track
- 30th Street, Enter southbound from 165 onto Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. and then West on 30th Street.
- 38th St. west, to Georgetown Road
- Parking South of the Track
- 16th Streets from the East. Access 16th Street from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.
- Parking West of the Track
- 33th St. to Moller,
- Crawfordsville Rd, East from 1465
- 10th St. eastbound from 1465 to Lynhurst Dr
- Rockville Rd, East from 1465 to Lynhurst Dr
- Holt Road from Washington to 16th St.
- 10th Street from White River West Dr. to Lynhurst
- Polco, from 10th Street to 16th Street
One Way Traffic Patterns
- 16th St is one way from Gate 2 to Dr. Martin Luther King St. 165 can be accessed by going north or south on Dr. MLK Jr St
- 30th St. , One way from Gate 10a to 165
- Lynhurst, from Crawfordsville Rd to 10th St
- 10th St from Lynhurst to 1465
Dedicated outbound routes
- Crawfordsville Rd. one
- Rockville from Lynhurst to 1465
- Moller Rd, from 30th St to 38th St.
- 38th St from 165 to 146S
- Off Ramps closed at 170 and Holt Road during outbound.
- Off Ramps closed at 1465 and Rockville Road, during outbound.
- Off Ramps closed at 1465 and 10th Street, during outbound.
2017 500 Race
Traffic Restrictions will be put in place beginning at Sam
- Holt Rd, 10th St. and Palco will be closed to vehicular traffic.
- If you have not pre-purchased parking passes you will need to find parking away from the track
- Best way to the track is
- 16th St. from downtown. No infield parking without a parking pass
- 30th St. from 165 to Gate 10
- Lots west of the track utilize Lynhurst and Georgetown.
2017 Indianapolis 500 Inbound Traffic Patterns
2017 Indianapolis 500 Outbound Traffic Patterns
The IMPD encourages everyone to plan ahead for parking and allow for ample travel time when going to or leaving from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Our Federal, State, and Local partners are looking forward to providing a safe and fun environment, where the only thing you will have to worry about is the checkered flag and not missing the photo finish. Enjoy everything Indianapolis has to offer and be sure to say hello to those that here to serve and protect you! Ladies and gentlemen…start your engines!
SOURCE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department