Work began this week on the R Avenue crossing of the High Trestle Trail on Woodward’s west side, as workers with Rockwell City-based Howrey Construction poured the concrete crossing Tuesday morning.
Construction of the trail from S to R avenues is slated for later this summer.
The first phase of the $5 million connector-trail project, completed in October 2018, comprised 1.5 miles of trail, starting in Perry and working eastward to 130th Street. Phase two begins at the city limits of Woodward at S Avenue and moves westward one mile to R Avenue.
Phase three will continue westward to Quinlan Avenue, with state and federal funding cycles and contractor bids determining the scheduling of the future phases.
R Avenue will be closed until Tuesday, June 23 to through traffic between 120th Street and 130th Street (County Road R30) while the trail crossing is completed.
For updates on current construction projects, see the Dallas County Secondary Roads Department website.