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    Default OKC Trails Network

    I couldn’t find a general catch all thread for the trail system in OKC.

    This article says the trail loop will be completed in 2021. The most complex part which will pass under the new I-44/235 interchange and connect Nichols hills grand trail the one by the zoo should start in a year or so:

    Halff Planning & Landscape Architecture Director Nate Clair said the company has been working on the Deep Fork Greenway connection for almost two years as the scope of the project grew from a ¾-mile trail segment to 4.5 miles. The project is being funded through a federally-backed grant program overseen by ODOT as well as the city’s Better Streets/Safer Cities temporary sales-tax initiative.

    Clair said the Halff team is working to make sure the trail has amenities that make it family friendly, rather than just a way to get from one place to another. The existing Zach D. Taylor Park is along the new route and provides one of many access points for nearby neighborhoods.

    With its proximity to Bishop McGuinness High School, Clair said Halff expects the trail to be used by the school’s cross country team.

    The 12-foot-wide trail will follow the Deep Fork Creek & Interstate 44, taking users through tree-covered areas. The trail will take families, riders and other users through the Adventure District, so it will be an economically-friendly connection to many tourism destinations, he said.

    The 4.5-mile connection will wind under the new Interstate 235-44 intersection, by the Lincoln Square apartments, under Lincoln Avenue then continue east to connect to the Katy Trail near the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

    There are eight bridges along the route, being engineered and designed by the Halff team.

    Clair said the project has allowed the team to be creative, especially as they’ve faced the many challenges that come with the terrain.


    - https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/dev...leted-in-2021/

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    As a relatively new user of the trail system, these connections would be great. The last time I was on the South River Trail, it looks like they were getting the paths ready to go under I-35, which I assume based on this information is where the connection to the Katy Trail will be happening

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    Unless some priority shifts happened, which is possible, the River trail/Katy connection wasn't supposed to happen until June next year. This year the greenway trail (connection between lake hefner and Katy trails) was supposed to start construction in June. This was as of the MAPS 4 meetings. Even though these weren't funded by MAPS 4 I asked a lot of questions at the time and got those answers, but again something may have changed.

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    Default Re: OKC Trails Network

    It what about fixing the bridge on north trail with half a collapsed landing, and the washout at Reno?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mott View Post
    It what about fixing the bridge on north trail with half a collapsed landing, and the washout at Reno?
    The city is working on an engineering solution.

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    Here is the city's response to me on Twitter back in March regarding the West Trail damage repairs (I asked why it's taking as long to fix it as it took to build it):

    https://twitter.com/cityofokc/status...77845350383617

    Short story, initial damage survey came back, and there wasn’t a big enough funding source from @okcparks to fix. So it was referred to @Maps3, which can use excess funds. MAPS office is now designing repairs via a contractor, but now that may be delayed bc of the pandemic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Here is the city's response to me on Twitter back in March regarding the West Trail damage repairs (I asked why it's taking as long to fix it as it took to build it):
    Is this the trail they have closed between Crystal Lake and Overholser?

    The one that everyone just goes around the fence where the gates are closed?

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    Yes

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    I'm surprised they haven't used the "allocated" funds to put up a barrier at the end of that fence instead of using it to fix the trail.

    I kind of like the little detour since I'm on a mountain bike... Gives me a few second of dirt to ride on...

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    Can people ride their horses on the trail? the equestion trail is real short and on the back side of the lake? Currently don't have horses but just wondering?

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