The latest information we have is that the Northwest Highway reconstruction project at the White Rock Creek Trail is scheduled for completion in May of 2012. Although trail users will need to put up with with the detour at Northwest Highway and West Lawther Drive a while longer, we thought we’d provide some information on what the trail will look like when this massive project is completed that might help make the wait more bearable.
Friends of the White Rock Creek Trail Vice-President Jan De Meulder tracked down some design documents for the Hike and Bike Trail on the TxDOT web site (see below). It looks like the new trail and its connections to the White Rock Creek Trail, Flag Pole Hill, and White Rock Lake will be gems. Some elements included in the design are:
- An underpass below NW Highway that connects with the White Rock Lake trail and two beautiful pedestrian plazas at West Lawther.
- A completely new hike and bike trail with three bridges along the north side of NW Highway
- An underpass below NW Highway that connects with East Lawther Drive and another pedestrian plaza at Goforth Drive.
Here’s a view of the overall plan for the new trail and its connections to existing trails and streets. Click on the image to enlarge.
Here are links to additional PDF documents from TxDOT with more information.