Lower Cascades Park, Trail, Ballfields To Remain Open During Temporary Closure Of Old State Road 37 North For Utility Project

(BLOOMINGTON) – Bloomington Parks and Recreation is preparing for the temporary closures of two different segments of Old State Road 37 North through Lower Cascades Park this spring.

Contractor Crider & Crider will undertake sanitary sewer improvement work, related to the new IU Health Bloomington Hospital site, along Old State Road 37 North. The North phase of the project will result in the temporary closure of Old State Road 37 North to through traffic between Clubhouse Drive and Walnut Street. The Lower Cascades ballfields will be accessible only from the north, via Walnut Street, during this time. The Cascades Park Trail between Clubhouse Drive and the Ferguson Dog Park will remain open. The North phase began on Monday.
Following the completion of the North phase, the South phase will begin from Gourley Pike to just south of the asphalt parking lot on the east side of the road, south of the Waterfall Shelter. During the South phase, vehicles will be able to access the Waterfall Shelter, Lower Cascades Park playground, and the Sycamore Shelter via Walnut Street and Clubhouse Drive.
“We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience as crews work through this critical infrastructure project,” said Dave Williams, Operations and Development Director for the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. “Construction season in this instance collides with recreation season, and we will continue to keep access to Lower Cascades Park facilities safe and available for both construction crews and the recreating public.”
For more information about the sanitary sewer installation project or the Old State Road 37 North road closure, contact Sara Gomez, Engineering Field Specialist, City of Bloomington Planning Department, at gomezs@bloomington.in.gov or 812-349-3423.