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INDIANAPOLIS – Eli Lilly and Company is partnering with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), Ivy Tech Community College and Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) to remove invasive plants and pick up litter along Fall Creek and mulch trees in the medians along Madison Avenue.
The corridor revitalizations will occur on Thursday, October 11, as part of the 2012 Lilly Global Day of Service.  To ensure the safety of volunteers, as well as motorists who could be distracted, there will be lane restrictions on Fall Creek Parkway and Madison Avenue from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
·         Three northbound lanes from Delaware Street to 38th Street (east side of Fall Creek Parkway) will be closed from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
·         Two northbound lanes from Boulevard Place to Delaware Street (east side of Fall Creek Parkway) will be closed from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
·         The median lane from Morris Street to Southern Avenue (center lane out of the three lanes going in both directions) along Madison Avenue will be closed from 6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The closures were done in conjunction with the Department of Public Works and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Each department will offer onsite support to ensure a smooth transition for motorists.
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About Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations.  Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers – through medicines and information – for some of the world’s most urgent medical needs.  Additional information about Lilly is available at http://www.lilly.com.
About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
KIB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit engaging neighborhoods in environmental and community improvement projects throughout the city. KIB has a proven track record of 30 years of partnership with neighborhoods, the public sector, local philanthropists, and Indianapolis corporations. Last year, KIB engaged more than 40,000 volunteers on more than 500 projects around the city. The mission of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is to unite people to build community and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement. Additional information about KIB is available at http://www.kibi.org.
About ROW
Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) is a grassroots movement that is helping neighbors strengthen waterways, and in turn, helping waterways strengthen neighborhoods. ROW is focused on neighborhoods within a 10-minute walk (half-mile) or 20-minute bike ride (three miles) surrounding six major waterways: White River, Fall Creek, Eagle Creek, Central Canal, Pogue’s Run and Pleasant Run. With more than 100 partners, ROW actively seeks participation from stakeholders who live and work closest to the waterways and supports projects that have a lasting, meaningful impact. Creating access to art, nature and beauty; boosting economic development; improving our environment; educating the public about clean water; and creating a higher quality of life for all are among ROW’s long-term goals. Additional information about ROW is available at http://www.ourwaterways.org


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