Click here for a map of the location. The multi-use path will create a north/south connection between Longmire Drive and Anderson Street, a connection to the existing path in Bee Creek Park to the west, and a future connection across Texas Avenue at Krenek Tap Road to the east.
Design: Completion December 2010
Construction: Completion October 2011
On Sept. 8, 2011, Council approved a change order to provide a connection of the terminus of the Bike Loop in the arboretum with the Krenek Tap / Texas Avenue intersection.
December 2010- Design is complete and TxDOT has approved the project. Approval to proceed with construction and a public hearing will occur on Jan. 13, 2011.
Once design is complete, this project will require environmental clearance review by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
A public meeting was held March 8, 2010 to discuss the realignment of the path.
Bleyl & Associates was contracted to design the multi-use path.
This project is a part of a 1993 grant proposal for the College Station Bike Loop to provide a roughly circular connection of bicycle facilities connecting Texas A&M University, regional and local retail centers, residential areas, as well as various municipal buildings and several City parks.
It was a three Phase project:
- Phase I included the construction of 5.5 miles of bike lanes and signed bike routes along George Bush Drive (FM 2347), Anderson Street, Central Park Lane, Colgate Drive, and Holleman Drive, and upgrades to existing multi-use paths in Anderson Park and Wolf Pen Creek Park;
- Phase II included 1.5 miles of multi-use paths through Central Park, Lemontree Park, and Bee Creek Park; and
- Phase III became two phases. Phase I was completed October 5, 2009 and included pedestrian improvements to the intersection of longmire and FM 2818, bike lanes along a portion of Longmire, and a pedestrian bridge over Bee Creek. Phase II includes improvements that will connect the bridge on the north side of the creek to the portion of the College Station Bike Loop in Bee Creek Park.
This last phase is funded in part by the federal grant administered by the Texas Department of Transportation through the Transportation Enhancement Program and 2005 bond funds.
Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Senior Program Manager
Planning and Development Services