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 Austin to Manor Trail (under construction) 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. There are several creek crossings and trail heads on the trail.
- The project continues on schedule.
- Trail segments have been constructed from Jain Lane to Delwau and from Delwau to the YMCA. From the YMCA to Loyola and 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
- Please note there will be increased construction activity in Govalle Park this month as the contractor begins the final phase of construction from Jain Lane to Govalle Park.
- The contractor is installing trail from the Tennis Center to the Austin to Manor Trail connection on Johnny Morris Road.
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: A significant portion of phase 1 has been installed. Phase 1 should be complete in spring 2014.
- Phase 2: Not yet funded.
Northern Walnut Creek Trail - Phase 1
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.
- Balcones Park portion of the Trail has been completed, excluding punch list items.
- 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.
- 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. Click here to view a map of the project
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 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 architectural significance.
- Environmental scientists are waiting for night time ambient temperature to be above 70 degrees to complete protected species studies.
Construction is expected to begin in spring 2015 and will take approximately one year to complete.