Lebanon Reporter

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December 7, 2013

Amazon modifies shifts to help ease traffic jams

A bright red line of brake lights stretched for two miles along a narrow secondary road next to Interstate 65 as temporary employees at Amazon’s mammoth fulfillment center in Whitestown made their way home Wednesday evening.

Similar lines of red snaked south along Indianapolis Avenue and other routes away from the distribution center on Albert S. White Boulevard.

At the Interstate 65 interchange with Whitestown Parkway (formerly Indiana 334), westbound drivers were backed up beyond County Road 650 East as a police officer stood in the glare of portable work lights, waiting as two companions, wearing bright lime green reflective vests and wielding flashlights tipped with orange cones, coordinated traffic flow.

From November through early December, this has been the scene as workers at Amazon’s distribution center have clogged roads in southern Boone County, as the online business adds about 3,000 employees – for a total of about 5,000 – to deal with a rush of holiday shoppers.

Those traffic jams may be over.

See Saturday's Lebanon Reporter for more on this story.

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