Below, please find a status update on the trail projects that comprise the
overall Walnut Creek Trail System:
Northern Walnut Creek Trail - Phase 1 5261.001
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 9 creek crossings and 4 trail heads.
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•Balcones Park portion of the Trail has been completed, excluding punch list
•Trail segments under Mopac within TXDOT right of Way have been
completed, excluding punch list items.
•The first bridge has been installed in Walnut Creek Park.
Work in progress
•Trail construction is ongoing in Walnut Creek Park. The contractor is
installing piers and abutments to prepare for bridge installation.
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
•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
•The City has met with agencies responsible for oversight of
environmentally sensitive areas and species and agreed to conduct studies to
ensure the safety and security of the sites.
Work in progress
•Surveyors and scientists are currently working in the areas of historic and
•Environmental scientists are waiting for night time ambient temperature to be above 70 degrees to complete protected species studies.
•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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continued patience and please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Project contacts are:
City of Austin Project Manager