March 16, 2021
Contact: Matt Mihalevich
Construction to Begin on Hamestring Creek Trail Bridge
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— Work is starting on a new concrete trail connection and bridge over Hamestring Creek. The project, which is located west of I-49 between Mount Comfort and Wedington Streets, will provide a bicycle and pedestrian connection to the Hamestring Creek Trail between the Pine Valley neighborhood and the hundreds of residents north of Wedington Drive. The project includes a 20-foot-wide by 24-foot-long bridge over Hamestring Creek and approximately 700 linear feet of 10-foot-wide concrete trail. The Hamestring Creek Trail will remain open during this work. Trail users are asked to use caution around construction equipment.
The first step in the project includes the removal of approximately 13 trees to make room for the new trail. The tree removal will begin Wednesday, March 17, and is expected to take three days, weather permitting. All of the trees that are larger than 8 inches in diameter will be repurposed for streamside protection by the Watershed Conservation Resource Center.
The Hamestring Creek Trail was built in 2007 and extends 0.6 miles along the north side of Hamestring Creek through parkland abutting the Pine Valley subdivision. On-street neighborhood bike lanes connect to Shiloh Drive where the Meadow Valley Trail continues under I-49 at Porter Road and extends east to the Razorback Greenway. City staff has received many requests for a bridge over Hamestring Creek to connect these neighborhoods to the trail system. This project is funded by the voter-approved 2019 bond. For more information, please visit the City’s website at: https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/3710/Hamestring-Bridge..