City breaks ground on Midland Trace Trail

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    From left, Noblesville Common Council members Greg O’Connor, Chris Jensen and Megan Wiles, Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear, Westfield Mayor Andy Cook and Westfield City Council President Jim Ake break ground on the Midland Trace Trail in Noblesville. (Submitted photos)
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    Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear receives a shovel and dirt from Westfield Mayor Andy Cook as progress of the Midland Trace Trail continues east from Westfield into Noblesville, connecting the two communities.
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    From left, Economic Development Specialist Aaron Head, Deputy Mayor Steve Cooke, Assistant Engineering Director Jim Hellmann, Assistant Economic Development Director Alaina Shonkwiler, Community Development Manager Kristi Spehler and Assistant Parks Director Mike Hoffmeister break ground on Midland Trace Trail.

On March 31, City of Noblesville officials broke ground on its first phase of the Midland Trace Trail, a 12-foot-wide multi-use path that will connect Westfield’s portion of the trail at Gray Road, east to Hazel Dell Road.

The city said the project increases Noblesville’s trail availability and connectivity and accomplishes a goal of making the city more walkable.

Joining Noblesville for the groundbreaking was Westfield Mayor Andy Cook and other Westfield officials. The two mayors “passed the shovel” as Westfield completed its 3.75-mile portion in November 2016, which runs from Gray Road to Union Street. Westfield will continue developing its portion west to connect with the Monon Trail.

The trail is expected to be completed this fall. For more, visit

  • leestraw

    Love that trails are being connected together. This provides a wonderful opportunity for people to enjoy more of our great state and the out doors. Being outside is great for one’s health and these paths could provide many new opportunities to connect people, businesses and other services together.