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Part of B & O Trail in Brownsburg closes for tunnel construction

By Lindsey Doty

Construction is starting on a stretch of the B & O Trail in Brownsburg. The area of County Road 300 N  between Hornaday Road and County Road 900 E will be closed daily from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. through March 21 so crews can install pipe crossings. The roundabouts will remain open.

The closure is part of the new tunnel being built under 300 N to make the crossing safe for trail users.

For the next five months, the B & O Trail section at Northfield Drive and County Road 300 N will be closed for construction of the tunnel. The trail will be closed in this area for the duration of the project, which is expected to be complete by the end of July.  The project is primarily funded by a federal safety improvement grant.

The B & O Trail, which is being developed along a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad corridor in Indiana, is planned to one day stretch more than 60 miles from Indianapolis to Montezuma. The paved pathway in Brownsburg stretches 12.3 miles, offering tree-lined routes through residential communities and rural countryside for walkers, runners and bikers.

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