Governor Mitch Daniels announced on May 20 that an additional $19 million has been allocated by his administration for the development of trails and greenways in Indiana. Ron Carter, Greenways Foundation executive director has noted, “This is an exciting and historic announcement for all of us who are involved in and dedicated to the expansion of Indiana’s trail system. I am really pleased with the announcement. Never before has there been this much positive movement for the establishment of linear parks in Indiana.” The news release from the Governor’s office follows.
HWC is designing the Greenfield Pennsy Trail Western Extension Trail Project is a 2.7 mile long trail beginning at the existing Pennsy Trail Center Street trailhead and following the former Penn Central Railroad right-of-way to County Road 150W. The Pennsy Trail Western Extension will consist primarily of an accessible asphalt trail, landscaping, signage, and trail amenities. The trail will be 12-feet wide with 2-foot stone shoulders where space permits. Landscaping will include grass seeding along the trail, and shrubs, grasses, and flowers at key points along the corridor. Trail amenities will include at least benches, trash cans, railings, and bike racks.
For more information on greenways, visit http://www.indianatrails.org/news.htm.