In 2015, a ½ mile section of shared use paved trail was constructed along the south side of Mission Blvd. from the Mission Heights neighborhood southwest to Viewpoint Drive. This new trail project will extend this trail 1.5 miles southwest to Maple Street. The project consists of a shared-use paved trail along the south side of Mission Blvd. in front of Root Elementary School and on across Old Wire and North Streets into the Historic District to Maple Street. As part of this trail project, a roundabout is proposed at the intersection of North and Mission.
This project will also include an improved on-street bikeway from Mission Blvd. along Rebecca Street to the signalized crossing of College and along Trenton Blvd. to Park Ave. and along Prospect Street to provide safer access to the Razorback Greenway.
Why is It Important?
With the completion of the Old Wire Cycle Track in 2019 and the Niokaska Creek Trail in mid-2020, this section of Mission Blvd. is the missing gap for connectivity to the historic district, downtown and the Razorback Greenway. This project will provide a comfortable route for people of all ages and all abilities to access many popular destinations.
What is the Current Status?
Crafton Tull has been selected to design the Mission Blvd. corridor and design work is planned through 2020.
When Will it be Completed?
Construction is planned for late 2020
How is it Funded?
Funding for the City’s portion of this project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.