Construction begins on hike-and-bike-trail
Construction is under way on Red Oak Creek Trail, a 2.9 miles hike-and-bike trail that officials said will help connect five neighborhoods, three schools, and four of the city’s parks. The trail is the first installment of a planned 120-mile trail network in the city, said Rhoda Savage, the city’s director of parks and recreation.
The Red Oak Creek Trail is being built with $2.5 million of county grant money and $500,000 of city money. It is expected to be completed by fall.
The trail, east of U.S. Highway 67, will vary from eight to 12 feet in width and have a landscaped rest area about every half mile. The city master plan also calls for 90 miles of on road bicycle lanes, widened shoulders and cycle tracks, Savage said.
“It will basically tie any neighborhood you live in to a route where you can go anywhere in the city you want to without having to get on a road with your car,” she said.
Joe Simnacher for Dallas Morning News