Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Indianapolis Cultural Trail


City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works

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On November 15, 2012, the United Consulting/Rundell Ernstberger Asociates, LLC team received the highest honor at the 35th annual Monumental Affairs Awards Ceremony.  The team was awarded the Monumental Award for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail:  A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick.  The Monumental Award is the highest honor presented at this annual event sponsored by the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.  United Consulting also received an Honor Award for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail project in the Engineering category.

Project Description:  An urban bike and pedestrian path connecting together five downtown cultural districts and the entire greenways system.

This project constructed eight miles of new shared-use paths and sidewalks in and around downtown Indianapolis highlighting adjacent cultural districts, incorporating art into public spaces, and emphasizing green and context sensitive design. Every intersection required careful consideration of the interactions between vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic.

The project was a collaborative effort by the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works and Central Indiana Community Foundation.

United’s responsibilities included the design of detailed signing and marking plans, grading plans that included over 13,000 individual spot elevations and drainage design that included heavy usage of storm water planters to help reduce runoff into the City’s combined sewer system.

Approximate Project Cost:  $40,000,000

Breadth of Services Provided: Transportation Engineering and Utility Coordination

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