The city of Fishers is planning to begin construction on the Nickel Plate Trail pedestrian tunnel on June 1. The tunnel will complete the trail connection through downtown Fishers, joining South Street and North Street, and establishing a full connection from 106th Street to 131st Street.

The city says 116th Street will be closed from east of Municipal Drive to west of Maple Street during the construction. The closure is anticipated to last 60 days.

Last year, paving was completed on the portions of the trail between 131st Street and North Street, and South Street to 106th Street. The city says the paved portions are now open for pedestrian and bicycle access.

While the tunnel is under construction, a pedestrian detour route will provide access through downtown between the north and south sections of the trail.

In 2019, the city unveiled the Nickel Plate Trail Master Plan, a long-range master plan for the public space that featured ideas from residents, students, and community groups.