Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Countdown to Continental

Grab your walking shoes because the Continental Sidewalk will be open soon.

The four-mile sidewalk trail will loop all the way around connecting FM 1709, S. Kimball Avenue and S. Carroll Avenue giving pedestrians easy access to parks, businesses, neighborhoods and multiple schools.

Over the last few weeks, contractors have cleaned up and added the finishing touches to landscaping and culvert crossings. Only a few minor details remain. The handrail installation is almost complete and crossbars are expected to be installed next week.

This sidewalk segment is part of the City’s 2030 Mobility Master Plan, a plan that identifies opportunities to reduce traffic congestion while simultaneously promoting the needs of residents, businesses, visitors and pedestrians.

The Continental Sidewalk Project portion of the plan is estimated to cost $317,000 and funding was made within the General Fund’s City Pathways Program.

For updates on this and other Southlake Mobility projects, follow Southlake Mobility on Facebook and visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com.