2020 YEAR IN REVIEW: Cultural Trail plans $30 million expansion

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. in February announced plans to expand its eight-mile pedestrian and bicycling trail by two miles, thanks in part to a $20 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

This will be the trail’s first expansion since it opened in 2013.

The total cost of the expansion is $30 million, which includes both construction and funding for the Cultural Trail’s endowment for trail maintenance and public art.

One portion of the expansion will run along South Street, connecting the trail between New Jersey Street near Fletcher Place to Capitol Avenue near Lucas Oil Stadium.

The other expansion will begin on Indiana Avenue at the Madam Walker Legacy Center. The extension will run northwest along Indiana Avenue to West 10th Street, then will extend west along 10th Street to the planned bridge that will connect with the 16 Tech innovation district.

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