Southern Walnut Creek Trail
This project consists of the design and construction of a new trail on Walnut Creek Greenbelt. The trail begins at GoValle Park and ends on Johnny Morris Road in the vicinity of the proposed Austin to Manor Trail located at Johnny Morris and Daffen Lane. The Trail is approximately 7.3 miles in length and will consist of 10' wide concrete trail with 2' shoulders. On the trail there are creek crossings and trail heads.
- The project continues on schedule.
The following trail segments have been constructed:
- Jain Lane to Delwau
- Delwau to the YMCA
- From the YMCA to Loyola
- From the Austin Tennis Center back to the main trail location
- The public may now use the portions of the trail from Jain Lane to the YMCA however care must be taken when using the trail as the contractor may periodically be working on the trail to address final punch list items.
Work in progress
- The contractor is installing drainage facilities north of Loyola in preparation to construct the trail.
- The final phase of the trail has been added to the contract.
This project is scheduled for completion in summer 2014. More information on the Southern Walnut Creek Trail project.
Austin to Manor Trail
The Austin to Manor Trail is a 5-mile long trail that will begin near Daffan Lane and end in the vicinity of Ben E. Fischer Park in Manor, Texas. The project will be constructed in two phases. Phase 1 is 2.5 miles long and will extend from Daffan Lane to Lindell Lane. Phase 2 is also approximately 2.5 miles long and will pick up near Lindell Lane, ending near Ben Fischer Park. Phase 1 is completely funded. The City of Austin is actively searching for funding to construct the second phase of this project. The project will include bridges, trail heads, and other trail amenities and is expected to be constructed of concrete 10' in width with 2' grass shoulders.
- Phase 1: Construction has begun and this phase is scheduled to be complete by spring/summer 2014.
- Phase 2: Not yet funded.
Northern Walnut Creek Trail - Phase 1
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.
- The Balcones District Park portion of the trail has been completed, excluding punch list items.
- The trail segments under Mopac within TXDOT right-of-way have been completed, excluding punch list items.
- The City has acquired General Permit 2 for work in the Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park area.
- The City has met with the Trail Riders and gathered input for ongoing trail closures.
Work in progress:
- Trail construction is occurring within Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park.
- The contractor is clearing brush in preparation for bridge construction. Bridge 9 will be constructed first and then bridges 8A and 8B. The current construction schedule calls for bridge placement followed by retaining wall construction and then trail placement. As the contractor completes trail portions, and when feasible, the City will reopen closed trail portions.
- The Consultant Engineers are currently working with City personnel on a site plan for project areas between Balcones and Walnut Creek Parks.
- As soon as possible, the City will provide the public with additional opportunities to comment and provide input on the redesign at future neighborhood meetings.
The project is expected to be complete in late 2014.
Northern Walnut Creek Trail - Phase 2
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 preliminary report will stay in draft format until resolution of work near environmentally sensitive and endangered species can be obtained.
- 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 areas of historic and architectural significance.
- The City is holding an informational meeting for the Northern Walnut creek trail Phase 2 at the Little Walnut Creek Branch Library located at 835 West Rundberg Lane, Austin Texas 78758 on Thursday, January 30 from 6 pm to 8 pm.
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.