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Old 04-12-10, 03:53 PM   #1
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Munster, IN - Trail Status (Spring 2010)

While out riding this past weekend I found two bike trail issues of note:

The bike path on the west side of Calumet Ave. from Fisher St. to 45th St. is closed for reconstruction. It looks like some underground utility work was being done, and a freshly paved bike path will be restored. The posted detour is Columbia Ave. (about 2 blocks east).

The Munster portion of the Pennsy Greenway (northwest Indiana) is under construction with preliminary grading done from Calumet Avenue to Main Street (1.5 miles). The portion from Calumet Ave back to the IN-IL state line is supposed to be built this year also.

I'm hoping that Munster's northern part of new Pennsy Greenway trail will follow the railroad ROW all the way from the state line to Calumet, but I'm guessing they will divert to the Fisher St. bikeway and the Calumet Ave. bikeway and make the connection south of 45th Ave (at the north end of Centennial Park). The Fisher St. segment runs through some low spots that stay quite wet to the point of flooding easily, and cross 5 driveways and streets.

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That would be awesome if they finish the stretch from calumet ave to main. More possibilities for me to ride with da family.
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Glenwood Lansing road in Illinois, I don't know what it is called in Indiana between Calumet Ave and the Baptist center has a wide concrete path built already. There are materials to cross the tracks and stop signs waiting to go in. It just runs out there and just before it reaches Calumet. I hope that isn't the route they have chosen for the Pennsy Greenway.
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Glenwood Lansing road in Illinois, I don't know what it is called in Indiana...
45th Street, IIRC.
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...between Calumet Ave and the Baptist center has a wide concrete path built already. There are materials to cross the tracks and stop signs waiting to go in. It just runs out there and just before it reaches Calumet. I hope that isn't the route they have chosen for the Pennsy Greenway.
Interesting.... I'll have to wander over that way and check it out. I do recall that the grading east of Centennial Park is lined up to cross Calumet just north of 45th (across from the Speedway station). It would be cool if they were linking to some future trail along Glenwood-Lansing Road that would tie into the Cook County Forest Preserve District bike trails in Glenwood.

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