Bike Friendly Richardson

More Trail Construction Pics

Posted in Bike Trails and Routes by dickdavid on May 8, 2010

As we’ve reported earlier, Richardson is putting some nice trails under Central (US75) Expressway. What we haven’t shown you yet are the trails leading to these routes. On my ride today, I was able to check out and shoot some pics of the new construction.

Here is the view of the construction about 100 feet south of the southeast corner of Renner and Central. The point-of-view is facing south. This new trail leads off of the Spring Creek Trail (right after the last bridge) and heads south towards the underpass.

This  is the last stretch of the Spring Creek Trail before it gets to the rest station at the southeast corner of Renner and Central. The point-of-view is facing south. This shows the new branch (to the left) which leads to a trail under Renner. That trail leads to the other Central Expressway underpass that’s located just north of Renner.

Note the bridge in the background and the construction for the new trail (seen above).

Heading east off of the new branch (see above). The point-of-view is facing east. Here the trail ends and the construction begins for the trail under Renner Road. Again, this trail will lead to the northern passage under Central Expressway. I’m hoping this trail will lead to the Bush DART station as well.

ONE MORE THING:

While riding along the UTD trail on Campbell, I noticed that the trees were being removed for transplant. I’m curious to why these are being moved and what will be happening to this part of the university. I Googled it, but got nothing. IF you know, please let us know.

UPDATE about UTD: BFR friend, Brad M, shot us an email with some more information about changes happening at UTD. He writes:

I do not know specifically where the trees are being moved, however I do know there is an entirely new entrance being constructed and the circulation into campus will totally change.  You can see this on the mast plan on the UTD website.  There is some type of landscape element being graded where you see the land scraped behind the trees.  I am sure the trees are being re-organized in another pattern shown on the plan.

Click here for more details. It will be interesting to see the new hedgerow along Campbell Road, as well as a larger entrance to the university.

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  1. bibliosk8 said, on May 25, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Thanks for the update on this stuff, Richard. I haven’t been out riding enough lately, and hadn’t really kept up with developments.

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