Residents in Fishers and Noblesville will be able to walk or ride on a new trail that will run between the two cities. The mayors of the two cities, Fishers’ Scott Fadness and Noblesville’s John Distlear, announced their communities will team up, along with the Hamilton County government, to create the Nickel Plate Trail. This trail will be built over the former Nickel Plate Rail Line. The development plans call for a paved path a little over nine miles long and 14 feet wide. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, and skaters will be able to use the trail, which will run between 96th Street in Fishers to Pleasant Street in Noblesville. The cost of the project is estimated to be $9.3 million, which comes out to nearly $1 million per mile. Your text to link…
Mayor Fadness said the Nickel Plate Trail will give the residents of both cities the chance to experience what those communities have to offer. The trail will give those who use it access to the downtown areas of both Fishers and Noblesville.
Residents of the two cities will have a chance to hear more about the trail project and comment about it. Two town halls on the subject are scheduled, the first for March 21st at Fishers City Hall, the second March 23rd at Noblesville City Hall.
Hamilton County is in the center of Indiana, ten miles north of Indianapolis, and boasts a population of more than 274,000. Noblesville, the county seat, has around 52,000 people, and Fishers has a population of more than 76,000.