Carmel to add new walking paths; more than 2 miles

The City of Carmel will add more than two miles to its 125 miles of existing paths used by walkers, runners and bicyclists throughout the City. Work is now underway on the two new City path projects, which include:

>>> 136th Street from Keystone Parkway to Gray Road, an additional 1.25 miles;

>>> Main Street from Cool Creek Court to Gray Road, an additional one mile section that will extend the path from Keystone Parkway to Gray Road.

The projects are being funded largely with federal transportation dollars from the Transportation Alternatives Program administered through the Indiana Department of Transportation. The program calls for 80 percent of the project cost to be funded by INDOT, 20 percent from local revenues. The 136th Street Path contract was awarded for $666,736 and the Main Street Path contract was awarded for $821,339.

            “These are exciting projects that will enhance the pedestrian and bicycling options for many of our residents living to the east of Keystone Parkway. Carmel is already recognized as a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists and we hope to raise that level of recognition by adding these to our network of paths and trails,” said Mayor Jim Brainard.