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Fall Creek Trail – Construction Update 6

Fall Creek Trail – Construction Update 6
Most construction on the trail appears to be complete, so it’s a good time for a follow up post.  See earlier posts on the construction by Curt Ailes here. I like the signage, and blue color theme to contrast with the red color of the Monon Trail: Nice bioswale here: Not sure why the benches face the parking lot instead of the creek: Both of the parking lots feature a bit more asphalt than I would like to see. I’m not sure if the turnaround is needed here, and the other lot has a separate exit and entrance. By the way, pulling out of this lot onto Fall Creek Parkway feels very...
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Fall Creek Trail South – Construction Update

Fall Creek Trail South – Construction Update
By any objective measure, the Fall Creek Trail southern extension, from the Monon Trail to Central Avenue, would not be considered complete. But as of this posting, I can confirm that the entire length of this extension has been paved. Some portions appear to be completed while others still need an additional layer however, a determined cyclists could bypass the “sidewalk closed” signs and ride this portion. The photo above was taken from the Monon Trail looking south, as is passes over the newly paved Fall Creek Trail. Hopefully cyclists and pedestrians will be able to take full advantage...
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Fall Creek Trail Extension – Construction Update 4

Fall Creek Trail Extension – Construction Update 4
I have spent the lion share of construction updates for the Fall Creek Trail highlighting what is going on south of the Monon Trail. However, we should not forget that the north (or east depending on your sense of direction) is also seeing an extension to Ft Benjamin Harrison State Park. I stopped by recently to survey the construction and was delighted to see rapid progress being made to extend the trail which currently ends inside of 465. On the outside of the beltway, significant dirt has been moved to make way for the new trail that will snake its way between Fall Creek and the parkway on a narrow...
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Fall Creek Trail Extension – Construction Update 3

Fall Creek Trail Extension – Construction Update 3
  As promised last week, here are some photos from south of 30th street showing the progress near College Ave and Central Avenue. Concrete plazas have been installed at the crossings of College and Central and significant sub-base work has occurred through the existing park areas adjacent to these streets. For the next update, I will attempt to get some photos of the new retaining wall being constructed along Fall Creek in the area where the space between the current parkway and the creek is narrow. That is perhaps one of the most interesting, and difficult to photograph, area of work is...
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Fall Creek Trail Extension – Construction Update 2

Fall Creek Trail Extension – Construction Update 2
  Back in March we reported that construction was underway on the Fall Creek Trail extension from the intersection of the Monon Trail, southward. I am happy to bring to you some updated photos from those efforts. The photos for this post were taken where the trail will intersect at the Monon Trail. Next time, I will highlight efforts further south of here. As you can see from the photos, the trail will pass underneath of the large red bridge and meet the existing Fall Creek Trail near where the ramp up to the Monon begins. This will provide a seamless link for users travelling from points north on...
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