Northaven Trail Phases 2B & 2C project enhances safety and provides a vital east-west side transportation link within the City of Dallas

The Northaven Trail Phases 2B & 2C project, completed in Fall 2019, creates a multimodal transportation link to the Regional Veloweb trail network and serve as the gateway connecting Dallas’ trail system. The Northaven Hike and Bike Trail spans nearly four miles from Denton Drive to Cinderella Lane. 

Trail users can gain additional access to employment, residential areas, schools, parks and commercial centers. The trail connections include the DART Station at Denton Drive, Cottonwood Trail, White Rock Creek Trail and the upcoming final segment of SoPac Trail. Furthermore, with future improvements to existing sidewalks along Walnut Hill Lane between Harry Hines Boulevard and IH 35E to the west, the Northaven Trail Phases 2B & 2C project provides an important link to the Elm Fork Athletics Complex.

Northaven Trail Phases 2B & 2C project highlights include: 

  • The construction of approximately 3.3 miles of 12-feet wide concrete, shared-use path
  • The installation of three pedestrian traffic beacons (at Royal Lane, Marsh Lane and Webb Chapel Road)
  • The installation of a pedestrian bridge over Joe’s Creek
  • Approximately 0.5 miles of sidewalk extension (from Denton Drive to the beginning of trail improvement at Monroe Drive)
  • A Pensive Dr. Trail Head (located at the northeast corner of Pensive Drive and proposed trail) 

Project Team: 

Dallas County, Texas Department of Transportation, City of Dallas, Dallas Park & Recreation, Urban Engineers Group, Oncor and franchise utilities. 


RoeschCo Construction (Frisco, TX) 

Approximate Total Project Budget and Funding: 

  • Federal/State: $2,355,585.00
    Local Governments (Dallas County): $2,777,579.00
  • City of Dallas: $623,421.0000
  • Total: $5,756,584.00