Crews have worked along the entire project corridor, removing railroad tracks, fences and other debris.
One area with noticeable structure work is the Land Park Underpass widening over Interstate 5. Crews are installing additional formwork and reinforcing steel in preparation for placement of the concrete deck.
“We had such a wet winter, and that prevented us from doing some of our work early, so right now people might see a lot of dirt being moved around for earthwork operations,” said Adam Randolph, project manager and senior engineer with the City’s Department of Public Works. “In the next couple months, we’ll also see paving and sidewalk improvements happening.”
This underpass will add a 12-foot bicycle and pedestrian overhang path to the south side of the bridge structure.
Once completed, the 4.8-mile multi-use trail will serve as a recreational amenity in the city, allowing people to access William Land Park, schools, stores, restaurants, retail centers, jobs and other community parks without using a car.
“The Del Rio Trail is a big step in active transportation, connecting the dots and closing gaps in our trail networks,” said Randolph.
Staff anticipate the full trail to be completed in spring 2024. No public through-access along the project corridor is permitted during construction.
For construction information and to sign-up for email updates, visit DelRioTrailConstruction.org.