This project will create a shared use paved trail connection from the Razorback Greenway at Gordon Long Park east to the west end of Drake Street. The current 4-lanes of Drake Street will be reallocated to include a shared use trail protected with curb east to College Ave.
Why is it Important?
There are 1,958 residential units and 266 businesses within a ½ mile distance from Drake Street that currently do not have a direct connection to the Razorback Greenway. This project will use existing right of way and park land at Gordon Long Park and reallocate space in Drake Street to create a shared use paved trail connection.
What is the Current Status?
Project is starting design. Due to federal funding involved, the design process and approvals will take at least 1 year.
When Will it be Completed?
Completion is estimated for late 2025.
How is it Funded?
The City was awarded $500,000 through the Transportation Alternatives Program. Additional funding for the City’s portion of the project comes from the trails part of the Bond Issue approved by voters April 9th, 2019.