By Melissa Jones—
DELAWARE COUNTY, Indiana — The Delaware County Redevelopment Commission invites the public to a double ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 29, celebrating the official opening of two recent trail projects.
The ribbon-cutting event will start at 10 a.m. at the Star Bank at 3300 N. Everbrook Lane to commemorate the Morrison/McGalliard Trail Sidewalk. The Morrison/McGalliard project added 1.5 miles of trails and sidewalks to the northwest business corridor of Muncie, helping to safely connect residents and Ball State students to many hotels, restaurants and stores, as well as serve increased foot traffic during Ball State football games.
Around 11 a.m., the event will move to the new Delaware County Justice Center at 3100 S. Tillotson Ave. to cut the ribbon for the South Muncie Industria Center Trail, which connects southside neighborhoods with a number of businesses in the industrial park, Ivy Tech, the Muncie Area Career Center and the Justice Center. The new trail spans three miles, including about a mile each along Cowan Road, 26th Street, and Tillotson Avenue.
“Extending sidewalks and trails provides access for not only those wishing to exercise and recreate but also a means of active transportation for those without access to motorized vehicles or those who choose to use alternative modes of transportation,” said John Disher, vice president of the board for Cardinal Greenway. “I believe it is important to provide opportunities for pedestrians and cyclists to be safe and separated from busy traffic as a way of encouraging active transportation.”
About Delaware County Economic Development
Dynamic and forward-thinking economic development is the specialty of Delaware County, Indiana. In 2015 the Delaware County Commissioners privatized the County’s economic development activities. Since that time, the County has developed its own business retention and expansion programs that are in constant contact with the multitude of industry within the County. In addition, efforts to identify and attract various suitable industry throughout the world are undertaken on an annual basis. For more information, contact Brad Bookout at email@example.com.