HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Fishers and Noblesville are teaming up to create a new trail that will connect the two cities.
The plan is for the trail to follow the Nickel Plate railroad.
The trail would be a 14-foot wide paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that extends from 96th Street in Fishers to Pleasant Street in Noblesville.
A preliminary cost estimate for the trail is $9.3 million.
The trail will be developed under a federal program that allows the rails to be converted to a trail.. while keeping the right to change it back.
The Indiana Transportation Museum released a statement today saying losing the rail-road could affect the area’s appeal and economic footprint.