Bike Friendly Richardson

Updated Pics Of The Central Trail (South) Construction

Posted in Bike Change, Bike Trails and Routes, City Stuff by dickdavid on July 30, 2013

Here are some updated pics of the new, southern link to the Central Trail.

Central Trail

Test Ride

Towards Completion

Heavy Equipment


Construction is still looking a bit light, south of Belt Line. We’ll keep you posted on any new updates.

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  1. Opus the Poet said, on August 18, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I ride the Red line fairly frequently and I noticed roadbed construction west of the tracks between Spring Valley Station and the Richardson city limit at Buckingham. On another note I see slow progress on what appears to be a bike path along the Blue line from a park I don’t know the name of adjacent to a fire station to just shy of Mockingbird Station. I don’t know what the delays are but they got almost done with the roadbed with actual concrete down in much of the path, but where there should be bridges I see incomplete approaches and gaps except for one bridge in the park I mentioned that has been installed but the paving of the deck and approaches is not started, and I haven’t seen any progress made in at least 2 months on any part. I have been watching this come together for the better part of 2 years.

    • dickdavid said, on August 19, 2013 at 5:14 am

      Thanks for the info. Please, keep us updated.

    • Stuart said, on August 19, 2013 at 9:05 am

      That would be the Ridgewood Trail, aka the trail formerly known as Katy Extension. They’ve had some issues with Rights of Way that had to be renegotiated but I believe those have been resolved.

      Last I heard, the crucial Mockingbird pedestrian bridge, was supposed to finally break ground June 18.

  2. Opus the Poet said, on January 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Update on the Red Line path the segment between Buckingham and Spring Valley appears complete but there is still much to do between Beltline and Spring Valley. It looks like they are building a road rather than a bike path so probably this will be a maintenance access besides a bike path.

  3. […] already posted pics of the ‘northern’ end of this extension that runs from Arapaho to Belt Line. Now, […]

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