As a local contractor, MAC Construction takes pride in improving our community
through building and rebuilding projects. The Discovery Trail will connect much of the
Clarksville Community to the Ohio River Greenway Project, which traverses from
Jeffersonville to New Albany. This project is an important one for our community, as it
will be a vital connection artery bringing the Southern Indiana community closer
together while encouraging outdoor activity.
This project was originally bid as the CSX Trail Project to the Town of Clarksville. The
Redevelopment Commission later branded it as Discovery Trail.
Jacobi, Toombs, and Lanz was the Engineer of Record for the project with Josh Darby,
The new trail is in the heart of the town of Clarksville, near the Duke Energy property
along an abandoned railroad. The 1.9-mile asphalt path runs along the former CSX
Transportation rail, implementing a walking path from Silver Creek to Applegate Lane,
with a segment on Lincoln Drive. This project includes nearly 10,000 feet of trail and
2,100 feet of sidewalk, as well as lighting, landscaping, and retaining walls.
This endeavor to create an urban trail includes a pedestrian walking and biking path,
providing connectivity to the community and quality of life improvement. The trail will
connect to schools, neighborhoods, commercial corridors, the Levee Trail, Heritage
Trail, and Lewis and Clark Trail.
MAC Construction’s role will begin with clearing the overgrown railroad tracks and
construction engineering by surveying and creating drawings. Then, the surface work
will begin with the pavers, laying asphalt sidewalks, implementing stone masonry,
building curbs and gates, creating signage, and laying the parking lot at the trailhead.
MAC will also be constructing the decorative arch at Eastern Boulevard. The project will
be completed with MAC Construction laying sod, planting seed, landscaping, and
installing lighting fixtures.
Construction starts in July and should be completed by early 2020.