Monon Loop will provide access to the Monon Trail during North Split interchange reconstruction
The new Monon Loop opened May 24 to serve as a detour during construction of the North Split to ensure public access to the Monon Trail throughout construction.
Monon Loop closing Wednesday, July 21
The Monon Loop will be closed at 11th Street to accommodate the replacement of utilities by AES Indiana on Wednesday, July 21. The detour will use the sidewalk along the east side of College Avenue down to 10th Street, then follow the sidewalk on the north side of 10th Street to connect to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
Construction began on the Monon Loop late last year. This new connection to the Monon Trail will serve as the pedestrian detour route while a portion of the Monon Trail is closed during reconstruction of the North Split interchange. The current Monon Trail runs beneath several interstate bridges within the interchange. The new Monon Loop will remain after the North Split project is complete in November 2022.
The Monon Loop was constructed within existing right-of-way and follows the Old Northside Trail. The existing sidewalk along College Avenue was reconstructed to a 12-foot multi-use path along the east side of the roadway. The Monon Loop also connects to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick at 10th Street.
Access to all parks in the project area will be maintained at all times during construction. The Frank and Judy O’Bannon Old Northside Soccer park and a portion of the Old Northside Trail will be reconstructed and widened within the Frank and Judy O’Bannon Old Northside Soccer Park.