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City prepares for Monon Trail widening

Posted at 3:45 PM, May 06, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Improvements are coming to the Monon Trail in Indianapolis, and the first signs of the work will be noticeable this week.

Next year, the entire trail in Marion County will be widened and repaved from East 10th to East 96th Street.

In advance of that, the Department of Public Works is making geotechnical borings, starting this week.

The purpose of the borings is to get soil samples along the trail to make sure the ground can support added pavement.

The test sites will be about 850 feet apart, according to the DPW, and the work should be done before the end of May.

Drilling will not close any part of the Monon, but trail users should watch for construction equipment and give crews plenty of room.

Work will start near the south end of the trail and move northward.

The Monon is currently eight to 10 feet wide.

Next year's project will widen it by two to four feet, except where the trail crosses bridges.