Downtown Indianapolis businesses are hammering out plans on how to continue work flow during Super Bowl week.
There are 120,000 people who work downtown and starting Jan. 19, they might see changes in their routes to and from work.
The organization has been talking with businesses about the travel routes and parking for about a year.
"We want them to be able to go about their business as usual."
Last week, the city's Department of Public Works added special route signs reading "Super Route" and "Bowl Route" around downtown to help drivers avoid road closures and lane restrictions. However, businesses are working on their own travel plans.
There are 10,000 people who work at Lilly's downtown office. A spokesperson for the pharmaceutical company told said the company doesn't have a concrete plan yet, but it hasn't ruled out the idea of giving employees a few days off to avoid the hassle.
At the Slippery Noodle, workers won't get that option. Super Bowl week will be fully staffed and employees who usually drive straight to the bar's parking lot will need to park elsewhere.
"The city offered us some spaces over at the Pan Am parking garage and we rented 25 of them," said the bar's owner Hal Yeagy.
He said there are also some workers that are planning to take an IndyGo bus or walk a few blocks to work.
"We have several employees that live nearby so people will be staying at their houses," said Yeagy.
At Rolls Royce, some workers might not have to venture downtown at all and will be allowed to work from home, according to a spokesperson.
Boyce said other ideas thrown around have been bringing employees in to work earlier or cutting down their hours at the office. She emphasized that workers need to head into Super Bowl week prepared.
"It's important for people to understand that downtown might be different than what they usually experience," said Boyce.
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Downtown businesses hammer out plans for employees during Super Bowl
Nearly 120,000 people will need to find a way to get to work in downtown Indianapolis during Super Bowl week.
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