Looking Ahead: Trail Construction in 2022 and 2023
Looking ahead to 2022 and 2023, the City plans to expand the trail system along the Lower Bee Branch Creek and 16th St. Detention Basin.
The Lower Bee Branch Trail Project will be constructed in two phases. Phase 1, scheduled for construction in the spring of 2022, will extend south from the existing Lower Bee Branch Trail across the Sycamore St. bridge, then southeast under U.S. Highway 61/151 along the shoreline of the 16th St. Detention Basin, then south to 12th St. adjacent to the Alliant Energy solar array, then east towards Kerper Blvd.
Phase 2, scheduled for construction in 2023, will begin where the Phase 1 project ends along 12th Street. Phase 2 will circle the 16th St. Detention Basin along its southern shoreline parallel to 12th St. and along its eastern shoreline parallel to Kerper Blvd. The 0.38-mile trail project will be built in compliance with ADA standards as a 10-foot-wide paved trail for pedestrians and bicyclists. A retaining wall will be required.