Big-4 Rail Trail Extension

Northern Rail Trail Expansion Project

The northern Rail Trail expansion project (Heritage Trail Park to 400 South/Whitestown Road) started in July of 2022 and continues through the start of 2023. Final paving will be completed as temperatures warm in the spring. Contractors will shift south and begin widening and improving the existing segments of the Rail Trail at the start of 2023. 

2023 Widening and Improvement Project

The widening and improvement project will repair and widen the existing Rail Trail (from Heritage Trail Park south to Starkey Avenue). Closures will be completed in phases to allow the use of segments of the trail throughout the project:

  • Phase I - CR 875 E to Mulberry Street
  • Phase II - Mulberry Street to Starkey Avenue

The widening will create a uniform 12’ wide trail with a 2' soft shoulder on each side (for runners).

Completed Projects

  • Replacement of Starkey Avenue bridge 
  • Paving and widening the southern portion of the Big-4 Rail Trail

Ongoing Projects

  • Construction of the northern Rail Trail expansion (Heritage Trail Park to 400 South/Whitestown Road) 
  • Construction of a new trailhead off Zionsville Road - anticipated to open in the summer of 2023

Upcoming Projects

  • Phase I of Big-4 Rail Trail widening (northern section of the trail) - early 2023
  • Phase II of the Big-4 Rail Trail widening (southern section of the trail) - following completion of the northern section
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Phase I and Phase II Rail Trail Widening Projects

Rail Trail Widening Map

*For Phase I, use the path along Ford Road/Pleasant View Road for an alternate route.