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Fans Attending Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Encouraged to 'Plan Your Visit' with IMS.com

Fans attending the third annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 14, are encouraged to “Plan Your Visit” at IMS.com/planyourvisit. The new and interactive IMS web page will be the home base for fans headed to the track for the entire Month of May.

On the plan your visit page, fans will find an event schedule, track map, directions to the track and gate regulations. Fans can also find that information on the redesigned IMS Mobile app available on iPhone and Android App Stores.

“Plan Your Visit is a great resource for fans headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to see the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series in action,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. “Make sure to visit the page before this weekend’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and for all of the action at the track this Month of May.”

IMS has worked closely with the Speedway Police Department, as well as other law enforcement agencies to revamp certain parts of the traffic plan for IMS events. All Speedway patrons should be aware of the following to assure a successful Race Day:

  • Free public parking: Fans seeking to take advantage of free parking must enter through Gate 10 and access the facility via 30th Street. They will be directed to North 40 parking. This is the only free parking option and is available while space remains.
  • Pedestrian Gate Entry: The following gates are available for pedestrian entry and walk-up cash ticket purchases: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 South, 9, 10A and 12.
  • Gate 2 & Credentialed Parking: Fans should know that Gate 2 is not accessible via car without a credentialed parking pass. In addition, if you have a Turn 3 credentialed parking pass, you must enter through Gate 10 and not Gate 2.

Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Race Day road closures

In an effort to increase the safety and security of race patrons, the Speedway Police Department will close Georgetown Road and 16th Street to all vehicular traffic during the running of the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Georgetown Road will be closed south of 25th Street beginning approximately one hour prior to the start of the race. After Georgetown Road is closed, no vehicular traffic, including placarded traffic, will be allowed to access the road way. Those race patrons with placards who are accustomed to entering IMS Gate 7 will have to enter through Gate 2 (W. 16th Street) or Gate 10 (30th Street). Local residents who reside on this stretch of Georgetown Road are encouraged to make provisions for this temporary traffic restriction as vehicles will not be permitted to access Georgetown Road from McCray Street, 24th Street, and all other access points in this area.

Upon completion of the race, Georgetown Road will remain closed to vehicular traffic until the vast majority of race pedestrian foot traffic clears from the roadway (approximately one hour after the race).

In addition, 16th Street will also be closed during the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis between Olin Avenue on the east to the 16th Street roundabout on the west from approximately one hour prior to the start of the race until the race concludes. In addition, 16th Street will not be accessible from Polco Street, as it will be blocked at 10th Street.

Traffic traveling east on Crawfordsville Road from the west will be turned around at the 16th Street roundabout. Traffic traveling west on 16th Street from downtown will be diverted south on Olin Avenue.

In addition, the Speedway Police Department wants local residents and motorists to be aware that a number of parking restrictions will be in place for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis weekend. For a complete list, visit http://www.speedwayin.gov/egov/documents/1460213339_28801.pdf

Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis weekend road closure restrictions and additional security measures are established to ensure the safety of residents, businesses and visitors during and after IMS events. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Speedway Police Department appreciate everyone’s cooperation during these temporary restrictions.

Additional Resources and Information

Drivers can learn the locations of work zones and highway restrictions by calling INDOT’s TrafficWise at 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or viewing an online map at www.TrafficWise.IN.gov. ISP will offer updates on traffic and parking on Twitter and Facebook.

No coolers larger than 18 inches by 14 inches by 14 inches can be brought into the facility, which will be strictly enforced. Fans will be allowed to bring one cooler and one standard backpack or book bag per person.

For more information regarding access to IMS, visit IMS.com. For additional information, follow the Indiana State Police @IndStatePolice, the Speedway Police Department @Speedway PD or listen to radio stations WNFI-AM 1070 or WIBC-FM 93.1.

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