City of Bloomington celebrates completion of Henderson Multiuse Path with an event, “Infrastructure Showdown” competition

BLOOMINGTON – Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton and city workers will salute the recently completed Winslow-Henderson multiuse paths and intersection improvements with remarks, team-building games, and refreshments.

The event will be held on Friday, July 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the City of Bloomington Utilities located at 600 East Miller Drive.

Those attending are asked to wear masks unless fully vaccinated and observe additional COVID-19 safety measures.  

Together with Mayor Hamilton, teams combining staff from the departments of Planning and Transportation, Engineering, Public Works, and Utilities will compete in an “Infrastructure Showdown” as a playful illustration of the many City staff who work together to create the systems that support quality of life in Bloomington. 

Recently completed multiuse path projects along South Henderson Street and East Winslow Road added over 1.5 miles of improved connectivity. The multiuse path projects provide connections to the B-Line via Country Club Drive, to Switchyard Park using the B-Link Trail, and to Bloomington High School South. In addition to the multiuse paths on Henderson and Winslow, two other multiuse paths were completed on Rogers Road and Sare Road. All of the projects included crosswalk improvements, stormwater improvements, and transit stops.  

The pedestrian and bicycle facilities included in this project enhance safety and provide numerous connections between residents, businesses, transit routes, and other existing transportation infrastructure. These projects were funded through tax increment financing (TIF) funds with approval by the Redevelopment Commission (RDC) as well as Bloomington-Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) funds.