Project: Wabash Trace Trail to Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Trail Rehabilitation
Project number: ESL-1642(660)--7S-78
Letting date: Oct. 20, 2009
Contractor: To be determined
Bid amount: Estimated at $544,000
Scope: This project renovates the pedestrian/bike trail connecting the Wabash Trace Trail to the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. The present condition of the surface of this 11.2-mile trail varies greatly, with many sections being badly deteriorated.
This trail section is of statewide significance because it connects two of Iowa’s most significant trail elements – the Wabash Trace Trail and Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. With the pedestrian bridge's opening in 2008, residents in Nebraska and Iowa have a unique, safe pedestrian connection across the Missouri River. The bridge has drawn national attention and acclaim. The Wabash Trace Trail is one of Iowa's longest trails and provides a framework for statewide pedestrian/bike connections.
Recovery Act-funded work will focus on the section from the Wabash Trace Trail to the Western Trails Center. Within this section, .5 miles of trail will be completely removed and replaced. Approximately five miles will be rehabilitated by filling cracks and sealing the surface, and 1.5 miles will receive an asphalt overlay. Additionally, because the surface of the existing trail bridge is in poor condition, it will be re-decked.
More information will be posted as the project progresses.
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