There has been significant progress on the 62nd street trail project since the last update. However, most of the work has been occurring underground and as a result, a large mess has resulted.
Many Urban Indy readers have commented about the apparent lack of progress on the project. After further inspection, it appears that a lot of detailed drainage work is taking place along the route which takes a lot of time.
I do not recall seeing it, but apparently this was pre-planned work that needed to occur along the corridor. Nobody is a fan of the ugly dirt piles but the project doesn’t look much different than other area construction projects. Additionally, it appears that access to resident’s homes has been maintained throughout this invasive phase of the project.
Hopefully, the drainage work will move along quickly through the rest of the summer and the final layers of pavement can be laid down by early fall, after which citizens can begin using the multi use trail.
Once completed, this trail will play an important role in providing bicycle connections from Castleton all the way to Broad Ripple, and by extension, downtown, either by travelling on a bike lane or a separate trail such as this.
Check back often for more updates as construction moves forward.