IMPD enforces road closures in Broad Ripple to prevent crime

(WISH Photo/ Kevin Ratermann)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department shut down a main stretch of Broad Ripple Avenue in an effort to stop crime.

IMPD said only cabs and police cars were allowed on the road. For now, College to Guilford will be closed from midnight to 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

The stretch of road is the same place where seven people were shot last weekend.

24-Hour News 8 spoke with people who went to Broad Ripple’s bars Friday evening, asking if the new measures made them feel safer.

“I’m having a good time. I feel pretty safe, they seem like they beefed up security and it seems like they’ve responded to this recent violence. I feel comfortable,” said George Thomas.

The weekly road closure won’t impact parking in the area. It is already a rule that after 9 p.m. only cabs and police cars can park on the street. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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