After a rough (and very wet) construction season that didn’t see much progress, things are finally moving again with the next phase of the Karst Farm Greenway. So-called Phase 2A consists of around a mile of new trail, starting where Phase 1 of the greenway ends at Vernal Pike at the south, running along Loesch Road, up to the railroad to the north. The red segment on the map below shows Phase 2A. I’ve written about this section before here: Next Phase of Karst Farm Greenway Begins.
Contractors started putting stone down yesterday, and if all goes well, paving will begin by this weekend, with an estimated completion date of the entire phase 2A by October 15th.
Phase 2B, the segment that stretches from the north end of Phase 2A all the way to Ellettsville at Hartstrait Road, is not yet funded, and so does not yet have an estimated start date.
Another quick update on I-69 construction — it appears that the Rockport Road overpass over SR 37/future I-69 is ready to open any day now, as is the new alignment of That Road connecting to Rockport Road.
The following map shows the overpass, as well as the new That Road alignment. That Road on the east side of I-69 will no longer connect to That Road on the west side. Instead, That Road on the east side will turn north (as shown by the red line below) and connect with Rockport Road. The red lines are a bit squiggly because I created them using RunKeeper, and unfortunately I can’t always walk in a perfectly straight line!
Here are a few pictures of the new road:
Since That Road on the east side of I-69 will no longer connect with or align with That Road on the west side of I-69, there has been some suggestion that That Road on the west side should be renamed. Might I suggest “This Road”?