PAYNE CONNECT10N – Globular Lanterns Update

East 10th Street Civic Assocation has obtained the necessary permitting from INDOT, and the lanterns are already in fabrication by Indianapolis Fabrications located in the CCIC. The plan is to have them installed, along with the arc signage wall with interpretive graphics (at the plaza near the wayfinding signage) later this year, with a celebration event being coordinated by E10 Civic Association.

Last year Windsor Park Neighborhood Association voted to sponsor a globular lantern as part of East 10th Street Civic Associations multi-phased beautification project at the Payne Connect10n. This project serves not only as a gateway to the Near Eastside, but is the connection between the Mass Ave Retail District, the Cultural Trail, the Monon Trail, and the East 10th Street Biz District.

Phase I has been completed, with the repainting of I-65/I-70 and CSX overpasses, painting of concrete embankments and bridge supports, comprehensive median treatment, re-paving of median areas under the bridges, and the installation of public art and implementation of gateway/neighborhood-identity signage. Check out the before pics here, to see the amazing transformation this area has already undergone!

Phase II has already begun, with the addition of the Wayfinding signage at the start of the Cultural Trail, and is now progressing with the Globular Lanters to be installed under the middle bridge. Windsor Park’s lantern will be one of six decorative, globe-shaped lights that will act both as lighting under the overpass and as a part of the larger E10 Civic’s beautification project for the Payne Connect10n.

So stay tuned in the coming months as we’ll post the celebration details once announced!