Initial surveying work has taken place, and detour signs are being installed on the city’s south side of town in preparation for the extension of The Big 4 Trail. Once complete, Lebanon’s portion of The Big 4 rail trail will stretch from one side of town to the other. The overarching goal of this project will be enabling bikers, walkers, and runners a paved trail south to Indianapolis, and north to Lafayette. The City of Lebanon Planning office sent out a letter to all residents who will be affected by the work. The letter, added below, shares specific details regarding the project.

{Letter Sent to Residents}

The Big 4 Trail extension construction is set to start within the next few weeks. Please be aware that there will be some partial lane closures on the streets adjacent to the construction. These will be temporary closures while the improvement is being completed. This letter is being sent to the property owners that are affected by the construction. During this temporary inconvenience please be patient with the construction crews. 

A letter was sent to you in September of 2021 explaining the route of the trail. As a reminder, below is an outline of the path the trail is going to take:

  1. New trail surface will be on the west side of South Meridian Street
  2. New trail surface will be on the south side of East Superior Street
  3. New trail surface will be on the east side of South East Street
    • Trees in the right-of-way will be removed to make room for the new trail surface.

Construction activity will take place from March 2022 through October 2022.

The trail surface adjacent to Meridian, Superior and East is a 10’ wide concrete path being installed in place of the existing sidewalk. The city will use the existing right-of-way, and the new path will not be installed any closer to the homes than the existing sidewalk.

The trail will enter Abner Longley Park just south of Noble Street, follow the north property line of Abner Longley, head south near the Lebanon Dog Park, and connect to the existing trail on Hendricks Drive.

If you have any questions, or concerns, before the project starts, or during the construction, please feel free to reach out to the Planning and Zoning office at (765) 482-8845.