Shepard to Rollins Trail Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 
Construction 2019-2020
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Project Budget:
$1.83 million
Funding Source:
GetAbout Phase II Funds
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Project Description: A 10-foot-wide concrete trail, starting at the east end of Rollins Street, crossing Hinkson Creek and connecting at the Bluffdale Drive cul-de-sac, will provide nonmotorized transportation access for students to the University of Missouri-Columbia campus in Ward 6. An additional trail connecting to Stadium Boulevard and the Hinkson Creek Trail will also be completed by Columbia Parks and Recreation. (For more information about the Hinkson Creek Trail connection go here) Together the two trail projects will provide an important link in the north-south section of the 30-mile trail loop around Columbia, allowing residents north of I-70 access to the MKT Trail, the University campus and downtown Columbia.

Project Status: Emery Sapp and Sons began construction of the project on Nov. 1, 2019.  Project is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Project Manager: Allison Anderson, P.E.

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Construction Updates: (Also see Project Timeline)

Jan. 22, 2020: The parking restriction scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23, for bridge parts to be delivered has been postponed due to weather. The new date is Tuesday, Jan. 28 when parking on both sides of Bluffdale Drive will be restricted from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Project Timeline

Jan. 16, 2020:
Project Letter 
Project Timeline

Jan. 6, 2020:
Project Letter 
Project Timeline

Dec. 10, 2019:
Project Letter 
Project Timeline

Nov. 22, 2019: Bluffdale Drive from Old Highway 63 to the dead end is being posted today on both sides as “No Parking, Nov 26, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.” This temporary one day restriction on both sides is to allow the delivery of construction equipment for the Rollins to Shepard trail project. We appreciate your patience and finding alternate parking during those hours. See Project Timeline.

Nov. 18, 2019:
Project Letter
Project Timeline

Oct. 18, 2019:
Project Letter
Project Timeline

March 19, 2019: The City began preliminary work on the trail project on March 19, 2019. The initial stage of the project was the removal of a limited number of trees. Of the 18 trees being removed, 14 were identified as being dead. Once trail construction is complete, the City will implement a tree restoration plan.

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