Visitors to Riverside Park will notice construction activities beginning in the southern end of the park in the coming weeks, including the installation of construction trailers and fencing, and the start of dirt excavation and hauling. The playground and the pecan grove will not be affected by this project. This work is part of the Trinity River Vision’s “River Connect Plan” that will provide enhanced flood protection throughout Fort Worth. The River Connect Plan was adopted in 2010 as the master plan for Riverside Park.
In this phase, approximately 225,000 cubic yards of material will be excavated and removed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The work is expected to last through September of 2017, with hauling activities beginning around the first week of November. To help minimize traffic disruptions for surrounding communities, the US Army Corps has designated a route that limits truck traffic on neighborhood streets and extended the haul hours in order to avoid peak traffic times during the day. Construction activities may occur between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
The project will eliminate the option to access to the Trinity Trails from the Riverside Park trailhead for the duration of construction activities. Trail users can proceed east on the sidewalk along Belknap from Oakhurst Scenic, and then turn north immediately past the bridge’s guardrail. You’ll need to travel over green space for a short while before coming to the trails.
The project is being managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Contractors are expected to begin mobilizing onsite next week.
Comments or Questions:
Trinity River Vision Authority
City of Fort Worth