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Posted on: April 30, 2021

City of Fishers to begin construction of Nickel Plate Trail tunnel in June

DRIVE FISHERS

The City of Fishers will begin construction on the Nickel Plate Trail pedestrian tunnel beneath 116th Street on or after June 1. 116th Street will be closed from east of Municipal Drive to west of Maple Street during the construction. The closure is anticipated to last 60 days. All local business and public parking access will remain open. 

106th Street will serve as the detour route, with the detour beginning at Hague Road for eastbound thru traffic and Lantern Road for the westbound thru traffic. 

Lane restrictions are currently in place on 116th Street for utility relocation prior to the closure. The outside, westbound lane is closed until Thursday, May 6. Beginning May 6, lane restrictions will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through the June 1 closure. 

The tunnel will complete the trail connection through downtown Fishers, joining South Street and North Street, and establishing a full connection from 106th Street to 131st Street. In 2020, paving was completed on the portions of the trail between 131st Street and North Street, and South Street to 106th Street. These paved portions are now open for pedestrian and bicycle access. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. While the tunnel is under construction, a pedestrian detour route will provide access through downtown between the north and south sections of the trail. View the detour map here.

In 2019, the City unveiled the Nickel Plate Trail Master Plan, a long-range master plan for the one-a-kind public space that featured ideas from residents, students, community groups, and more. The plan was created by the Nickel Plate Trail Master Planning Committee comprised of Fishers students, residents, and community leaders, in collaboration with NBBJ and Ex2 Partners. 

The community is invited to follow along through photos and updates during the tunnel construction at playfishers.com/NickelPlateTrail. Follow along on Twitter at @DriveFishers or sign up for the weekly Drive Fishers newsletter.

Seize the Summer in the Nickel Plate District
116th Street may be closed, but the doors are open to shop, dine, play, and explore downtown Fishers as our community comes back together for a summer of fun, tradition, and memory making. Support local with the district’s unique shopping and dining options, get the season’s freshest picks at the award-winning Fishers Farmers’ Market, cool off with Monsoon Madness at Holland Park, celebrate the summer at Spark!Fishers, or enjoy a concert under the stars at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. Fishers Parks has planned a full lineup of summer events. Learn more at playfishers.com.

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