Construction progress is moving along well. We’ve had a bit of rain recently, but I think they are making good time so far. Also, here is my most recent post concerning the trail.
Also, there were a few happy news items relating to other portions of the trail. Stimulus and other funds have been allocated to fix up different portions of the trail, further extending its reach and usefulness. Here’s the latest press release:
Cumberland Receives $2.6 Million for Pennsy Trail: Mark Reynold, Cumberland Town Council President, announced that on April 9 the Town of Cumberland was awarded $2.6 million to complete construction of the town’s 3-mile Pennsy Trail. This grant came through the Indianapolis MPO, the 9-county metro area board, with a vote on distribution of federal economic stimulus funds to projects that are “shovel ready”, meaning all environmental work done and right-of-way acquired. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held within a few months.
A larger write-up is available in this article from Indy Star about all the associated projects that received stimulus funds in Indiana.
Finally, here is the current status of the trail from the Indiana Trails website.