October 27, 2008 -- The next phase of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick will begin construction in mid-November. The Northeast Corridor will connect the East Corridor on Alabama Street to the Monon Trail terminus on 10th Street. Compared to Alabama Street's half mile, the Northeast Corridor is approxmiately one mile in length and will feature both combined and separated trail paths with the same trail design, benches, bike racks, lighting and signage. Due to the use of federal transportation funding for the Northeast Corridor and the upcoming North Corridor phases, both construction projects are being bid through the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). On Oct. 2, 2008, Sunesis Construction from West Chester, Ohio, submitted the lowest accurate bid to secure the Cultural Trail Northeast Corridor job. It is anticipated that the Northeast Corridor hardscape will be complete by late 2009 with plantings installed in spring 2010. Download a map showing the specific route of the Northeast Corridor from North St. and Alabama St. to the Monon Trail.
Above illustration: The rendering shows how the Cultural Trail's separated bike and pedestrian path will look along Mass Ave east of College Ave. See more before and after renderings.