Santa Fe Trail connection to Gaston to open by summer


The “YMCA connection,” a quarter-mile path between the Santa Fe Trail and what is now the Arboretum Village, is scheduled to be completed by May of next year.

The city is paying $2.45 million, from 2006 and 2012 bond funds, for that project and a 2-mile extension of the SoPac Trail between Mockingbird and Royal. Dallas County is paying for the other half of those $4.9-million projects and is responsible for designing and building them.

Construction on the SoPac Trail extension is expected to begin October 2015 and be completed a year later. When it is complete in a couple of years, the trail eventually will connect to the Katy Trail.


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  • Ox-Bow

    That must be what those bridge parts are for currently laying off NW Hwy near Buckner.

  • stuart

    That’s the city’s half of the whole project which is over 2 miles, not just the shopping center connection. That still sounds like a lot although it does include three bridges.

  • Saint Nick

    $2.45 million? That’s insane. It’s 50 yards to the back side of the place, same as with The Lot. And they sure as heck didn’t spend that much.

  • Saint Nick

    $2.45 million