The Katy Trail extension from Ellsworth to Worcola, including a pedestrian bridge over Mockingbird Lane to the DART station, has been delayed for over 10 years. But construction on the .62-mile hike-and-bike path could begin as soon as August.
The path originally was funded with $6.4 million from a federal program that supported transportation projects that contribute to air-quality improvements. But that money didn’t come through, so the Regional Transportation Council agreed to pay for part of the project with toll funds. Dallas County will pay $1 million, and the city will pay almost $2.5 million from the 2006 bond program.
Construction is expected to be completed in December 2012.
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