A much anticipated east-west trail connection is now complete.
Commuters face only two street crossings – one at Union Boulevard and the other at Polk Street – along this paved urban trail network that stretches approximately 13.5 miles from Powers Boulevard to Uintah Street. The Cottonwood Creek Trail goes under several multilane roads, including (from east to west) Powers Boulevard, Austin Bluffs Parkway, Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard.
The connection project added 1.23 miles of new trail from Austin Bluffs to the east side of Powers, including five neighborhood connections to the trail, a new trail section across Scarborough Pond and a bridge under Woodmen Road.
The improvements, totaling $2.2 million, were funded by the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) sales tax.