City of Fishers Officially Opens Nickel Plate Trail & 116th Street Tunnel
Photography Provided by Tony Vasquez
The City of Fishers and Fishers Parks have officially opened the Nickel Plate Trail, including the pedestrian tunnel beneath 116th Street. The grand opening celebration was held May 14.
Over the past three years, the City, along with many community stakeholders, have worked to plan, develop and build the 3.8-mile paved, multi-use trail, strengthening connectivity within the Fishers community. With the opening of the downtown section, users can now travel from 146th Street to 106th Street.
The downtown portion of the NPT also features the Monumental Stairs with a built-in bike ramp that allows pedestrians and cyclists to access the trail at 116th Street and provides seating overlooking the trail-level plaza — the perfect spot for live music, special events and community gatherings. A pedestrian bridge above the tunnel exit on the north side of 116th Street connects the existing train platform to the new Nickel Plate Station plaza, which includes swings and other activations.
Coordination and planning are underway with Indianapolis for the southern portion of the trail between 96th Street and 106th Street and will be announced as funding becomes available.
Throughout the summer, residents are encouraged to use the trail to access summer events throughout the Nickel Plate District, including Fishers Parks’ Summer Concert Series, the Shop Fishers celebration and more.
Learn more about the Nickel Plate Trail at playfishers.com/284/Nickel-Plate-Trail.