“The rain has slowed us a little bit, but we’re still on schedule,” he said.
Once that section of the trail is complete, crews will shift their focus to installing trailhead on Apperson Way just south of Indiana 931 toward Gano Street. That section is expected to be completed by mid-August.
“That section is on top of the rail bed,” Stranahan said. “When we get down to Gano, we’re shifting [the trail] to the west side of the tracks, because the tracks will technically still be active from Gano south.”
Stranahan said the city is still working on getting easements between 111 E. Gano St. and Morgan Street, so it can continue to extend the trail south.
That section of the trail would eventually connect with a large stretch of railroad banking acquired by the city from the Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis as part of its deal to purchase the old downtown rail depot in March.
That rail banking acquisition will allow the trail to extend from Gano Street to State Road 35.
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