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Here’s what the Indianapolis Cultural Trail expansion project will look like

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail on a fall day. | Photo via @kelsee422

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. announced that construction will begin this fall for the expansion of the renowned trail — A Legacy of Gene + Marilyn Glick.

This is the first expansion in the organization’s 10-year history — so we’re walking you through what this means for the trail.

The project is split into 2 major segments:

Indiana Ave./10th St.

  • Begin at Walker Legacy Center + continue north to 10th St.
  • Will head west on 10th to a planned bridge leading to the 16 Tech district
  • Will tie historically + culturally significant destinations that have been disconnected from downtown
Cultural Trail Rendering-Walker Theatre

Rendering of Cultural Trail expansion outside of Walker Legacy Center. | Photo via Indianapolis Cultural Trail

South St.

  • Will bring the trail from New Jersey St. to Capitol Ave.
  • Improve access to a stretch that includes Lucas Oil Stadium + the Indiana Convention Center.
  • Create a connection between downtown and near south side neighborhoods.
Cultural Trail South St rendering Lucas Oil

Rendering of Cultural Trail expansion near Lucas Oil Stadium. | Photo via Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

To date, the non-profit has climbed its way to $28.5 million, with only a few miles to go to reach the estimated $30 million for the project.

The trek is expected to begin in November + will take about 20 months to complete.


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