Monon Bike Trail - City of Hammond, IN
The Monon Bike Trail is located on the west side of the City of Hammond, east of Hohman Avenue stretching from the Little Calumet River on the south to Douglas Street on the north, a distance of just under 3 miles.
There were many issues to get resolved with this project including but not limited to available Right of Way, drainage, clear zones, existing railroad crossings, and coordination with Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) also known as the Southshore Railway Line, which could be sharing the narrow right of way with a future rail line.
NIES Engineering coordinated the design of the bike trail with, Hammond Engineering, Hammond Parks Department, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), South Shore Trails, The Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society, and the CSX Railroad. NIES Engineering was awarded the design of the Bike Trail on December 15, 2011. The trail was designed, bid and constructed in time to be used for a portion of the first ever WHAM! Whiting-Hammond After Midnight Ride, held on August 4, 2012, which NIES participated in.
Phase 2 of this project will connect the Hammond Trail with the Munster Trail with a bridge over the Little Calumet River which the design was awarded to NIES Engineering on November 29, 2012, this portion of the project is anticipated to be designed and constructed by the fall of 2013. NIES is delighted to have been involved in the area's ambitious and enviable bike path program.
- Fast Track Design & Construction
- Railroad Coordination
- Drainage Improvements
- Right-of-way Research