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#151 Nitixope

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Posted 06 February 2022 - 03:05 PM

Over or under the tracks?

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Posted 07 February 2022 - 10:13 AM

4th/1st street goes over the tracks.  I assume the new bike trail will use the bridge deck in some fashion.


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Posted 07 February 2022 - 11:12 AM

Theres some great details on this project here.
https://youtu.be/bYGjeVoH3Co

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Posted 07 February 2022 - 11:34 AM

Ah ok, this bridge, that makes more sense.  I was thinking further toward downtown where 4th passes under the tracks but that already has a pretty well-defined bike lane.  Let me know if you happen find a good map showing this proposed 10' shared-use path.  I didn't see it on https://nctcoggis.ma...45e505842f54fe2 or the Gateway Park CC page.

 

However, on the TDLR listing above, it says zip code for the project is 76117 and this is a really odd zip code border you can see here shaded / red outline 76117 is actually more east of Beach St.

 

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Perhaps as you mentioned, it will be a continuation from the new trail east of Gateway Park entrance west along 1st to Beach and beyond?  Maybe someone on the Forum has better info?

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Posted 08 February 2022 - 04:24 PM

It will connect those points but will venture south into Gateway Park.  It's already under construction and perhaps largely finished by now.  If I recall correctly, it will come west over the bridge, turn left to swing south (as shown in the photo you posted) into the par, go around the southern edge of the soccer fields at the bottom of the picture and then more or less follow the "cut" visible between Gateway Park Road and Disposal Road before coming back to 1st Street.  Not quite a straight shot but not too far out of the way.


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Posted 08 February 2022 - 04:36 PM

Here is a link to a Facebook thread about the work in Gateway with pictures.  You need to have a Facebook account and join the group Bike Fort Worth to see it.  I will link the pictures here but FB changes their pic links regularly so they will probably disappear at some point.  The post is from October 15, 2021, so for all I know the trail is complete and open; I haven't been out that way in a while.

 

Construction on the Trinity Trail in Gateway Park will stop at the "Disposal Road" you see on the map. When construction resumes, the trail will parallel 1st Street going west.

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 02:53 PM

Walked by a little earlier.  Concrete is poured, forms removed.  But the fence is still up (although it looks like a dog checked it out) -- I'm sure they want to do more cleanup and dirt work and put in the gravel trail.

 

Something interesting is if you look at the Google imagery, there was a part of what this picture is of that was relatively new.  I'm glad that they didn't let that hold them back from executing their new design.

 

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Posted 03 March 2022 - 03:20 PM

It seems like, in a way I don't understand, the bridge over I30 that could possibly have been used for the extension of the trail is on fire:

 

https://www.wfaa.com...b2-65e498143b26



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Posted 03 March 2022 - 03:30 PM

It seems like, in a way I don't understand, the bridge over I30 that could possibly have been used for the extension of the trail is on fire:

 

https://www.wfaa.com...b2-65e498143b26

 

Wow, that's totally random for a mild weather March Thursday.  I'm wondering if there could be some utilities along there perhaps or an act of vandalism?

 

Here's a wire hanging down in that same area:

https://goo.gl/maps/ByXN24u587Y8Myzw6

 

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Sort of looks like lumber up there maybe there was a control box or warning light mounted there at one time?  I digitally enhanced the photo a bit to see if it made any sense to anyone?

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Posted 03 March 2022 - 03:40 PM

It was someone's home they made on the bridge!  I wonder how many windshields they busted up pushing that gravel around?

 

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Posted 03 March 2022 - 06:10 PM

It looks like a dog leash or a piece of plastic pallet strapping.



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Posted 03 March 2022 - 09:06 PM

It seems like, in a way I don't understand, the bridge over I30 that could possibly have been used for the extension of the trail is on fire:

 

https://www.wfaa.com...b2-65e498143b26

There's debris on that bridge.  I doubt it suffered much damage.

https://goo.gl/maps/p5DuAJAc5WR3hX8J8

 

That said, It's hard to imagine how they would use it.  The trail would have to cross the near-freeway-speed access roads on either side.


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Posted 28 March 2022 - 09:39 PM

I'm not sure if this is more about Clearfork or more about the trail, but I went for a walk a little earlier and here is the state of the trail being rebuilt right at the fence at the top of the low water crossing on the Clearfork side:

 

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Photo from 3/27/22 evening.  Very much a meandering layout.  Not sure how I feel about that...sort of annoying.  I think they want to keep the main paved trail away from the river's edge but this just seems sort of silly considering how many bikes travel through here.

 

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Posted 29 March 2022 - 06:40 AM

A couple of thoughts about the meandering:

  1. Traffic calming (probably won't work)
  2. Trying to take advantage of the shade

I'm a little surprised this isn't done yet.  They were down to one small section yet to be paved and it still isn't paved a month later.  What gives?  Do they still need to move some heavy equipment across and don't want to damage the new concrete?  Do they have some kind of incentive that the landscaping has to be done within X weeks of trail completion (and their landscaping contractor is booked up)?  Inquiring minds want to know.


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Posted 30 March 2022 - 07:51 AM

I'm going to hit the Trails on my bicycle at that location this Friday early in the morning.  Is there still the detour to Edwards Ranch Road? 

 

Actually, I kind of like that detour.  I've ridden mostly on the sidewalks from the point of detour near the Texas Resources medical center up Edward Ranch Road north to the bridge where you can re-connect with the Trails.  But I still like the straight run on the Trails.



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Posted 30 March 2022 - 08:22 AM

I'm going to hit the Trails on my bicycle at that location this Friday early in the morning.  Is there still the detour to Edwards Ranch Road? 

 

Actually, I kind of like that detour.  I've ridden mostly on the sidewalks from the point of detour near the Texas Resources medical center up Edward Ranch Road north to the bridge where you can re-connect with the Trails.  But I still like the straight run on the Trails.

 

Yes, there is still a detour there, johnfwd.  As Doohickie mentioned there is a small unconnected piece of concrete section on the south end of the construction zone that seems to be holding everything up.  It appears that the landscaping has not been finished either.  I was wondering if they may be going back in to work on the erosion along that curved section to prevent future deterioration by the river.  I know that's been a big problem at River Legacy too.



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Posted 06 May 2022 - 09:57 PM

Progress:

 

The portion of the trail extending southwest from the Clearfork Trailhead to the CTP is open!

 

Also, the section of the trail in Gateway Park to connect from west of the main Gateway entrance to the 1st Street bridge is complete, and construction of the off-street path from Beach Street to that point is well underway.


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Posted 07 May 2022 - 06:26 AM

Progress:

 

The portion of the trail extending southwest from the Clearfork Trailhead to the CTP is open!

 

 

Doohickie, I must have passed you last night?  I was there around 6pm.  Were you riding alone? 

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Posted 07 May 2022 - 10:19 PM

Doohickie, I must have passed you last night?  I was there around 6pm.  Were you riding alone?


I was home by 5 pm. I rode the new Gateway Park trail section but didn't ride near the Clearfork Trailhead. I knew it was open because I rode there the previous weekend.


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Posted 10 May 2022 - 08:57 AM

Now almost all the west-side Trails from the Southwest Boulevard bridge to downtown are sufficiently wide to accommodate both bicyclists and pedestrians.






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