Bike Friendly Richardson

Spring Creek Trail Looks Worse Than I Thought

Posted in Bike Trails and Routes, City Stuff by dickdavid on December 30, 2011

Last week the City of Richardson announced that they would be closing off portions of the Spring Creek Trail for repairs. Since I typically ride the west section, from the Routh Creek Parkway ramp to the Central Expressway underpasses, I didn’t know the extent of the wear and tear on the trail.

I took a spin thought the entire length this morning and discovered that it was much worse than I thought. Here are some pics of just a few areas marked for repair:

Pending Trail Repair

Pending Trail Repair

Pending Repair

Bridge For Repair

Pending Trail Repair

Seeing the extent of this wear makes me glad the city is working – proactively – to keep it maintained and safe for those using it. Yet, another great reason to live in Richardson.

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  1. Bob Loftin said, on December 30, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Richard – what happened to the trail. Poor construction? Vandalism?

    • dickdavid said, on December 31, 2011 at 5:59 am

      As Jenny said, but I think it’s the result of a few dry summers.

  2. jennyrilling said, on December 30, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Bob, I’ve noticed there was a lot of damage to the concrete there from the summer drought. More pronounced difference in height between adjoining slabs and that sort of thing. I’ve noticed similar wear and tear on other trails and roads around town.

  3. Warren Casteel said, on December 30, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    This is good. Many cities get things like this built, and then neglect maintenance. The White Rock Creek Trail still is, in my humble opinion, the best trail route in the Dallas area, but it’s maintenance has been passed by for years.

  4. […] Spring Creek Trail Looks Worse Than I Thought by dickdavid        Bike Friendly Richardson Last week the City of Richardson announced that they would be closing off portions of the Spring Creek Trail for repairs. Since I typically ride the west section, from the Routh Creek Parkway ramp to the Central Expressway underpasses, I didn’t know the extent of the wear and tear on the trail. […]

  5. bergerandfries said, on January 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Yep, always great to see the maintenance side because it isn’t a “fun” project or “resume building” kind of work. Way to go Richardson, especially as this area is a crown jewel in the metroplex trails, in my humble opinion.


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