Project Description: This project provides much needed pedestrian and bicycle connectivity between Keystone Avenue and Allisonville Road. Prior to the construction of the trail, bicycle and pedestrian traffic had to use the side of the roadway. This new trail provides an easy access for users to reach other trails in the area as well as to reach nearby commerce.
This project runs through the front yard easements of more than 50 houses and provides a safe location for commuters and recreational use by the installation of a 10 foot multi-use path. This project was designed to fit within the existing right-of-way and to accommodate a meandering trail alignment to blend with the neighborhood.
The pathway extends along the south side of 62nd Street. The total project length was 1.35 miles. The existing right turn lane on 62nd Street between Keystone Avenue and Rural Street was removed to allow space for the proposed multi-use path. A buffer varying in width from four feet to 22 feet was established between the roadway and the multi-use path. Additionally, ADA compliant curb ramps and cross walk striping were constructed at each of the major intersections.
From a recent Indianapolis Star article, one resident of the area stated “It’s opened up a whole new way of getting around. It’s the greatest thing.” The resident went on to say, “I was worried about strangers, but it seems like such an active, family environment. We love it.”
Approximate Construction Cost: $1,400,000
Breadth of Services Provided: Transportation Engineering