Attention outdoor enthusiasts! Phase I of the new Delaware Creek Trail Connector project is complete and the second and final phase will begin later this year. Once complete, the 2.1-mile trail will link downtown Irving to Campion Trail at Mountain Creek Preserve, and wind through picturesque Senter and Fritz parks.
Planning for the Delaware Creek Trail Connector began in November 2016 and construction started in February 2020. The connector is designed to serve as another Irving link in the planned Fort Worth-to-Dallas trail system.
The project received funds for Phase I from the Transportation Enhancement Program, a federal 80/20 matching fund program administered through the Texas Department of Transportation. The project also was awarded a grant from the Dallas County Capital Improvement Program, designated for both Phases I and II. The balance of funds was provided by the city.
Take a Tour
Completed in January, Phase I boasts 1.8 miles of 12-foot-wide concrete trail and a pedestrian bridge located on the east side of Senter Park. The completed section of trail runs from Senter Park East through Fritz Park and ends just before Nursery Road. In addition, a small section of concrete trail that was added in Mountain Creek Preserve, ending near the intersection of Nursery and Hunter Ferrell roads, connects into the city’s Campion Trail.
Finishing the Job
Phase II of the trail project will begin this fall, and the 0.3-mile trail will connect the two completed sections from Phase I. Running along Nursery Road from the Delaware Creek Bridge to the intersection of Hunter Ferrell Road, this section is part of the larger Nursery Road Improvements Project that will include a upgraded, wider road surface; improved drainage; and a reconstructed intersection at Hunter Ferrell Road. Phase II is expected to be completed in late 2022.
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