Shepard to Rollins Trail Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 
Construction 2019-2020
Project Number:
Project Budget:
$1.83 million
Funding Source:
GetAbout Phase II Funds
Year Completed:

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.  The project is scheduled for completion in Summer 2020.

Project Manager: Allison Anderson, P.E.

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Construction Updates: (See Project Timeline)

June 26, 2020 Project Letteropens PDF file

May 4, 2020 Project Letteropens PDF file

April 15, 2020 Project Letteropens PDF file

April 1, 2020 Project Letteropens PDF file

March 4, 2020 Project Letteropens PDF file

Feb. 10, 2020 (Feb. 12, 2020): The contractor plans to move its crane out of the project site on Wednesday,  Feb. 12, weather permitting. This will require No Parking signs to be placed on Bluffdale Drive for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking will resume as normal once the crane as been removed.

Feb. 3, 2020 Project Letteropens PDF file

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.

Jan. 16, 2020 Project Letter opens PDF file

Jan. 6, 2020 Project Letter opens PDF file

Dec. 10, 2019 Project Letter opens PDF file

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. 

Nov. 18, 2019 Project Letteropens PDF file

Oct. 18, 2019 Project Letteropens PDF file

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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