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Vanderburgh County Awarded $771K for New Trail on Green River Road

Vanderburgh County was awarded $771,150 on Thursday for a new trail along Green River Road from Lenape Lane to Millersburg Road.

Posted: Mar 4, 2021 4:51 PM
Updated: Mar 5, 2021 9:49 AM

On Thursday, Vanderburgh County was awarded $771,150 for the Green River Road Trail Project by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Next Level Trails Program.

The trail will add 2.3 miles of asphalt trail along Green River Road from Lenape Lane to Millersburg Road.

The project will include widening bridges at Firlick and Pigeon Creeks to accommodate the trail, which will connect the Green River Road Canoe Launch, Goebel Soccer Complex, and Deaconess Sports Park.

“The trail will fill an important recreational role for east side neighborhoods. This linear park will give parents with babies in strollers a safe place to walk and runners and bikers will enjoy the sheer length of the new trail which, combined with existing facilities, will reach from Highway 57 to Riverside Drive,” Said Vanderburgh County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave.

Vanderburgh County is one of 18 projects statewide selected for a Next Levels Trail Grant.

Next Level Trails is part of Governor Holcomb’s $1 billion Next Level Connections infrastructure program, which will include projects including the expansion of rural broadband services and completion of major highway projects statewide.

“We are ecstatic and grateful to receive this Next Level grant for our Green River Road Trail project. As Governor Holcomb stated, this an important community asset,” said Ben Shoulders, Vanderburgh County Commissioners President. “Infrastructure, green space, walkability and connectivity continue to be critical to the growth of Vanderburgh County as we attract and retain talent.”

Vanderburgh County is one of 18 projects statewide selected for a Next Levels Trail Grant.

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