Drake Street Trail

Drake Street Trail project map

What is This Project?

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.

Drake Street Area Project Map

Drake Street Area Map showing a paved trail connection and the on-street improvement area