Northern Walnut Creek Trail - Phase 1 5261.001
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This project consists of the design and construction of a new trail on the Walnut Creek Greenbelt. The trail will connect Balcones District Park to Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. Construction will consist of a 10' wide concrete trail with 2' shoulders. The trail will have approximately 9 creek crossings and 4 trail heads.
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The Balcones Park portion of the trail and trail segments under Mopac have been completed, excluding punch list items. The City has finished clearing brush within Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park.
Trail construction is ongoing in Walnut Creek Park. The contractor is installing piers and abutments to prepare for bridge installation. When possible, the City will reopen closed trail portions that will not place riders and construction crews in conflict.
The Consultant Engineers are continuing to work with City personnel on a site plan for areas between Balcones and Walnut Creek parks. When the site plan permit is issued, the Consultant will begin redesigning the Balcones Park alternate trail portion.
The current construction schedule is under review because of additional design and permit requirements.
The project is expected to be complete in late 2014.
Northern Walnut Creek Trail - Phase 2 5261.003
This project consists of the design and construction of a new trail on the Walnut Creek Greenbelt. The trail will originate in Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park and end in the vicinity of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality offices, located at IH-35 and Walnut Creek. The trail is approximately 1.8 miles in length and will consist of a 10' wide concrete trail with 2' shoulders. The trail will have approximately 4 creek crossings and 2 trail heads.
The preliminary engineering has been submitted in draft format and is currently being reviewed by City personnel and TXDOT. Upon completion of reviews, the City will hold neighborhood meetings to show findings and solicit public input. The City has met with the neighborhood associations and has received feedback on the design regarding offsite parking, security, and proximity to homes, erosion control, and other issues. The city will hold another public meeting at 60% design.
Work in progress
Surveyors and scientists are currently working in the areas of historic and architectural significance. City personnel will be in the area to obtain right of entry easements to conduct geological testing. Design is expected to be complete in late 2014.
Construction is expected to begin in spring 2015 and will take approximately one year to complete.
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Project contacts are:
City of Austin Project Manager