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This project will add an additional 1.5 miles of trail and multi-use path to the Jackson Creek Trail.


Northern section.
Northern section.
Southern section.
Southern section.


Project Description

This project was identified in the Jackson Creek Trail Master Plan completed in 2013 as a critical pedestrian/cyclist connectivity corridor.

The purpose of the project is to improve the safety and mobility of pedestrians and bicyclists. The project will make connections between residents and several key destinations in the City of Bloomington.   The project makes connections to Jackson Creek Middle School, Sherwood Oaks Park, Childs Elementary School, South East Park, the Goat Farm (Park), and Phase 1 of the Jackson Creek Trail.

The proposed facilities will accommodate two-way bicycle and pedestrian traffic and separate bicyclists from the roadway.  This is important for children that need to be able to safely reach parks and schools along the routes.

From the south, the new path will connect to the existing path at the intersection of Sare Road and Rhorer Road, continue west along Rhorer Road to the exiting driveway, just east of Jackson Creek.  This segment will contain a new pedestrian bridge across Jackson Creek.  From there, a trail will be constructed heading north along the creek to the existing trail at Southern Oaks Park.

The northern section will begin at the High-Winslow-Rogers round-a-bout, and then head north along the eastern right-of-way on High Street to Arden Drive.  From there the path will head east with the right-of-way of Arden Drive and connect to the southern entrance of South East Park.

Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. is the engineering consultant for this project.




A public meeting for this project is scheduled for Thursday March 28th, 2019 at 6 PM at Childs Elementary School.

Project Timeline

  • Design: 2018 - 2019
  • Public Input: 2019
  • ROW Acquisition: 2019-2020
  • Construction: 2021 - 2022
    • Tree Removal:  March 2021 Through April 2021
    • Utility Relocations:  April 2021 Through June 2021
    • Northern Section Construction:  April 2021 Through November 2021
    • Southern Section Construction:  April 2021 Through Summer 2022.

Project Documents

Project Contact

Roy Aten
(812) 349-3423 or
401 N Morton St, Suite 130; Bloomington, IN 47402