August 23, 2021

Big Upgrades Could Be Coming For City Trails

The Pleasant Run Trail is one of the Indianapolis trails that will be improved. - AllTrails

The Pleasant Run Trail is one of the Indianapolis trails that will be improved.

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The Indianapolis City-County Council is scheduled to take a final vote next month on $25 million in funding for the Department of Public Works.

Director Dan Parker said that money will go to area trails.

“We are going to try and leverage as many dollars as we can with the $25 million that we are putting into trails and greenways,” Parker said.

Parker said there are many trails around the city that will benefit.

“We are going to try and finish the Pogue’s Run Trail, finish and rehab the Pleasant Run trail from Ellenberger Park on the east side all the way down on the southwest side to Bluff Road,” Parker said.  “And then look at areas in the city that don’t have any trails.”

The council will vote on the overall $1.3 billion 2022 city budget in October. The proposal includes nearly $164 million for DPW to complete upgrades to the city’s infrastructure, as well as new solid waste trucks and traffic supplies.

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