Every day at 3:30 p.m., a Center Grove area commuter starts paying close attention to his office clock.
Every minute that ticks off after that adds more time to Larry Delpha’s commute home. Leaving work on time can be the difference between getting out of downtown smoothly or sitting in gridlock as vehicles jam city streets in a mad rush to get home.
On a good day, he can get from the Indiana Government Center past Interstate 70 in less than 10 minutes. At its worst, traveling the one-mile route downtown can take up to 20 minutes.