SoPac Trail Phase 4A reaches construction milestone

Yesterday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in honor of substantial completion of the construction for the Southern Pacific Trail (SoPac Trail) Phase 4A. Representatives from community organizations such as the Vickery Midtown Public Improvement District (VMPID) and Friends of the SoPac Trail attended the ceremony, and Dallas County Commissioners The Honorable Dr. Theresa Daniel (District 1) and The Honorable Mike Cantrell (District 2) delivered opening remarks. 

SoPac Trail Phase 4A is a shared-use hike and bike trail extending 2.47 miles northwest along an abandoned railroad from the north end of Katy Trail Phase IV to 680 feet north of Greenville Avenue. 

The construction consists of a 14-foot-wide trail, 10-foot-wide gateways at Northwest Highway, Eastridge Drive, Ridgecrest Road and Fair Oaks Avenue, a 10-foot-wide connection at Greenville Avenue and an 8-foot-wide sidewalk along Greenville Avenue to Meadow Road. This project also consists of retaining walls at Park Lane and Greenville Avenue, a bridge extension at Skillman Street, a pre-manufactured bridge over Park Lane, pedestrian railing at the bridges over Skillman Street, Park Lane, Jenkins Branch, Walnut Hill Lane and Greenville Avenue and an at-grade crossing at Holly Hill Road. Also included are pavement markings, signage and minor drainage improvements.