For Immediate Release
March 29, 2017 Contact:
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Clabber Creek Trail Extension in
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City and Mayor Lioneld Jordan invite the community to a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of a 3/4-mile extension of the Clabber Creek Trail on the west side of Fayetteville. The ceremony will be held on the Clabber Creek Trail (at the Rupple Road underpass between Edgewater and Thames) on Thursday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m. The event will include a guided walking tour of the new trail by the City’s Trails Coordinator, Matt Mihalevich. Parking is available along both sides of Rupple Road.
The original section of the Clabber Creek Trail was built in 2007 and traverses along the creek for 3/4 of a mile from Hosta Drive to Rupple Road. The new trail segment connects with the original at the Rupple Road underpass, continues east along the Clabber Creek nature corridor, crosses Salem Road, and leads to the Gary Hampton Softball Fields and Holcomb Elementary School.
The 12-foot wide concrete trail extension includes an elevated concrete boardwalk spanning more than 700 feet over sensitive wetlands and a 50-foot long weathering steel bridge over Clabber Creek near Salem Road. A crosswalk, with solar-powered LED flashing warning lights and push button activation, will soon be installed at the trail intersection with Salem Road.
Funding for the trail was provided through a 50:50 matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation. The bridge along Salem Road was funded through a Safe Routes to Schools program grant administered through the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD). The trail was designed in-house by City engineers and constructed by the trail construction crew from the City’s Transportation Division. Sweetser Construction assisted with the bridge installation. This project was finished under budget and ahead of schedule.
The next phase of extending the Clabber Creek Trail is scheduled for construction throughout 2019. The trail will extend 3.3 miles to the east from Gary Hampton Softball Fields to Garland Avenue (Hwy 112), where it will connect to the Razorback Regional Greenway at Van Asche Drive.
Learn more about current and future trail development in this section
of the City’s website.