New Monon Loop to serve as detour for the Monon Trail during construction

MARION CO. –The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today the new Monon Loop is set to open in mid-May.

This permanent section of trail will serve as a detour during construction of the North Split to ensure public access to the Monon Trail throughout construction.

Construction began on the Monon Loop late last year. This new connection to the Monon Trail will serve as the pedestrian detour route while a portion of the Monon Trail is closed during reconstruction of the North Split interchange. The current Monon Trail runs beneath several interstate bridges within the interchange. The new Monon Loop will remain after the North Split project is complete in November 2022.

The Monon Loop will be constructed within existing right-of-way and will follow the Old Northside Trail. New trail construction will continue west/southwest to College Avenue. The existing sidewalk along College Avenue will be reconstructed to a 12-foot multi-use path along the east side of the roadway. The Monon Loop will also connect to the Cultural Trail at 10th Street.

Access to all parks in the project area will be maintained at all times during construction. The Frank and Judy O’Bannon Old Northside Soccer park and a portion of the Old Northside Trail will be reconstructed and widened within the Frank and Judy O’Bannon Old Northside Soccer Park.

Detailed maps with construction-related closure and access information can be found on the North Split website:

INDOT encourages drivers to slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

For up-to-date project information, visit or text “NORTHSPLIT” to 468311. Follow the North Split project’s progress on social media at:

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For details on the lane restrictions and closures associated with the current work, please visit 511 Cars for more information.