Construction is nearing completion on the half-mile extension to Frisco Trail in south Fayetteville.
Crews next week will install the last of three bridges before concrete is poured in a few remaining sections along the unpaved pathway. If all goes well, the trail should be open by mid-April.
Once complete, the trail will extend south under Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard through a 100-foot-long lighted tunnel that stretches from the south side of the highway behind Greenhouse Grille to an area near the Farmers Cooperative building. The trail then crosses Tanglewood Branch creek and runs alongside The Grove apartments before crossing the creek again over a bridge behind El Camino Real Mexican restaurant. From there, the path crosses School Avenue and heads east along 9th Street by Tire Tracks. The final leg sends trail users across a bridge over Spout Spring Branch creek to connect with the Walker Park trail behind the public skate park.
The new section of Frisco Trail will eventually connect to the Tsa La Gi Trail, a 1.8-mile path that will run west to Hollywood Avenue next to the University House (formerly The Domain) student apartment complex, and the Town Branch Trail, a 2.8 mile path planned to eventually run from Razorback Road to South City Lake Road.
Aside from connecting south Fayetteville residents to the city’s trail system, the Frisco Trail extension will also serve as the southern end of a 36-mile network of trails called the Razorback Regional Greenway that will run north to Lake Bella Vista.
Below are some photos taken this week of the construction progress of the Frisco Trail extension.