Big-4 Rail Trail Extension

North and South Extension

The Town of Zionsville is extending the Big-4 Rail Trail in two directions: south to Zionsville Road and north from Heritage Trail Park to the common boundary with Whitestown. 

Much momentum has been made in recent years. The construction project replacing the Starkey Avenue bridge was complete in the spring of 2022, along with the paving and widening of the southern portion of the Rail Trail which leads into Overley-Worman Park. Construction for a trailhead off Zionsville Road will begin summer 2023 and we anticipate a summer 2023 opening.

Timeline Updates

  • Clearing for the northern extension begins the week of 7/11/22. No closures.
North Rail Trail Expansion
South Rail Trail Extension

Widening and Improvement Project

The northern Rail Trail expansion project (Heritage Trail Park to 400 South/Whitestown Road) started in July of 2022 and will continue through the end of the year. Once the northern expansion is complete, contractors will move south and begin widening the existing segments of the Rail Trail. The southern trailhead project will begin summer of 2022 and provide parking, restrooms and trail amenities off Zionsville Road in 2023. 

The widening and improvement project will repair and widen the existing Rail Trail (from Heritage Trail Park south to Starkey Avenue). Closures will be completed in phases to allow Rail Trail use throughout the project.

The widening will create a uniform 12’ wide trail with a 3’ soft shoulder on each side (for runners).

Rail Trail Improvement Project