Coal Line Trail
Coal Line Trail Creation
The Coal Line Trail will enhance and allow pedestrian and cyclists to follow the old Notre Dame & Western coal line (now Norfolk Southern) and connect from Western Avenue to the East Bank Trail at Angela Boulevard. The Coal Line Trail project will be developed through three phases and predominately follow the old railroad bed. The different phase limits are:
• Phase I: from Lincolnway West northwesterly to Riverside Drive.
• Phase II: from Riverside Drive across the St. Joseph River to the east to Angela Boulevard and connection to the East Bank Trail.
• Phase III: from Lincolnway West to the south to Cherry Street and connecting to Western Avenue.
The trail will generally follow the old railroad bed with one section of new terrain trail. On the east end of Phase II where the railroad veers north, the trail will cross new terrain to connect via Holy Cross College property to Angela Boulevard. The federally funded Coal Line project is slated to begin in 2019 and continue in 2020.
Equity , Ecology , Neighborhood , Econ Impact , Recreation , Safety