Construction of the Nickel Plate Trail in Fishers isn’t likely to begin until spring 2020, Mayor Scott Fadness told IBJ on Wednesday.
The city had hoped to begin construction this fall, but leaders are still finalizing designs for the tunnel at 116th Street and considering related development plans for amenities along the trail.
The project, originally announced in February 2017, will convert the Nickel Plate Railroad line into a recreational trail from 96th Street in Fishers to Pleasant Street in Noblesville.
Last year, the city of Fishers approved a property tax increase to help generate funding for the project and announced it planned to begin construction of the first phase of the trail from 106th Street to 126th Street this fall.
The railroad tracks in Fishers have already been removed to facilitate the project.