New construction will close trail south of Forest Sept. 22-29

These signs are posted at several spots along the north end of the trail, including at the junction with the Cottonwood Trail.

The project to reconstruct the section of the White Rock Creek Trail between Forest Lane and the Cottonwood Trail junction has begun. The erosion fencing has already been installed.

The initial phase of construction will require closure of the trail on the south side of Forest Lane next week. Here’s a description of what’s involved from Richard Stauffer of the Park and Recreation Department that was forwarded by Park Board Member Lee Kleinman.

“We are beginning the reconstruction of the White Rock Creek Trail from Forest Lane to the Cottonwood Creek Connection & will be closing down the trail between Forest Lane & US-75. This action will allow us to complete the removal & replacement of 1000’ of trail in the most confined section of the work zone behind some of the businesses along Forest Lane. Once this is complete we will install the temporary trail for the remainder of the distance & keep the trail open for the duration of the project.

Closing of this section for a week should not create much of a hardship since the trail is closed at I-635 & Park Central. TXDOT has already installed signs on the trail directing people to utilize the Cottonwood Creek Trail.

Today signs informing trail users of the closure (see attached photo) were installed at both parking lots in Anderson Bonner Park & at the Cottonwood Creek Trail connection. On the 22nd Barricades with flashing lights & 3 – “Trail Closed Ahead” signs at 100’ intervals preceding the barricades will be installed on the trail north of Forest Lane & on the east side of US-75.

We are predicting a week to perform the work, but will open up the trail as soon as possible.”

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