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TRVA construction update

Posted Dec. 19, 2016

Several exciting components of the Central City portion of the Trinity River Vision are under construction. Plans call for a major restoration of park ecosystem, numerous and diverse recreational amenities and the necessary flood storage to ensure the viability of the Central City flood control project.

Here is an update:

Riverside Park

The first phase of the River Connect Plan is underway now. Visitors to Riverside Park will notice construction in the south end of the park, including construction trailers and fencing, and dirt excavation and hauling. In this phase, about 225,000 cubic yards of material will be excavated and removed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The playground and the pecan grove will not be affected by this project.

The TRV’s River Connect Plan will provide enhanced flood protection throughout Fort Worth. The plan was adopted in 2010 as the master plan for Riverside Park.

Work is expected to last through September 2017.

Gateway Park East

Beautiful new amenities have been completed in Gateway Park, part of the city’s upgrade of this outdoor space.

New amenities include two new scenic overlooks, new trails, pedestrian bridges and a trailhead with parking, picnic tables and restrooms.

Gateway Park West

The initial phase of work in Gateway Park West is nearing completion. Excavation in one of the two sites is now complete and work in the second site is following closely behind. Phase I is expected to be complete by early 2017; the second phase of the continued excavation is expected to begin in mid-2017.

For this project, the contractor will remove 1.4 million cubic yards of soil from the park. This work will achieve two important goals: provide additional flood protection for the entire area, which makes way for future recreational enhancements such as soccer fields and trailhead amenities.

Bypass channel

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract for the final design of the north segment of the bypass channel is underway. Finishing the design now will allow construction to begin on segments of the channel before the three Panther Island bridges are complete.

Harmon Field Park

The Corps is hard at work in Harmon Field Park. Contractors are working on ecosystem restoration and notching the levee to provide additional flood protection for the area. Work should be complete by spring.

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