PARKS & RECREATION
Precinct 3 nears completion on $3.7M Cypress Creek Greenway trail additions
BY EMILY LINCKE
2023, said Jeannie Peng, senior communications specialist for Harris County Precinct 3, in a May 9 email. The project consisted of added boardwalks for pedestrian use. The other project—Loop 1—is expected to be nished at the end of May. This project, which is currently underway, will include pedestrian undercrossings at Hwy. 249. Loop 1 is designed to improve pedestrian usage and safety, according to Precinct 3’s website. Trails connecting both loops will be completed this summer, Peng said. A small playground and picnic area will also be added. Both of these project series were slated to wrap up in the rst quarter of this year, according to Precinct 3’s website. The projects saw only minor supply chain delays for materials needed for the concrete boardwalks and guardrails, Peng said. The projects are being funded
One of two sets of pedestrian amenity projects totaling $3.7 million along the Cypress Creek Greenway has been completed, a spokesperson with Harris County Precinct 3 conrmed May 9. These projects are part of the larger Cypress Creek Greenway project, which aims to connect more than 40 miles of walking and biking trails along the creek in Spring and beyond, as previously reported by Community Impact . The pedestrian amenity projects focus on parts of the greenway on the north and south side of where Hwy. 249 intersects with Cypress Creek. The projects were designed to connect existing portions of the Cypress Creek Greenway and provide access to the Kickerillo- Mischer Preserve, according to Precinct 3’s website. One of the projects—Loop 2—was completed in the rst quarter of
Precinct 3 aims to complete and connect two trailway projects by this summer that will provide access to the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact)
A GROWING GREENWAY Precinct 3 is in the process of completing $3.7 million worth of projects along the Cypress Creek Greenway near where Cypress Creek intersects with Hwy. 249. $3.7M of pedestrian trailway
40 miles worth of connected trails will make up the total Cypress Creek greenway, once completed.
projects along Cypress Creek near Hwy. 249 will be completed and connected by this summer.
SOURCES: HARRIS COUNTY PRECINCTS 3 AND 4COMMUNITY IMPACT
by Precinct 3, which took over the project from Precinct 4 after the Harris County commissioner precinct boundaries were redrawn in late 2021. Peng said Precinct 3 opted to add additional drainage and safety components to the project. From 2011 to Feb. 2022, about 13 miles of trail had been constructed
along the Cypress Creek Greenway, which is the most recent estimate, Jim Robertson, chairman of the Cypress Creek Greenway Project said in a May 8 email. The greenway was conceived more than ve decades ago and will likely take just as long to nish, as previously reported by Community Impact .
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