At a city council meeting on tuesday, members voted to allocate funds for a pedestrian bridge to connect the Denton Rail Trail across the south Loop 288 highway.
Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, authorizing the City Manager to execute an Advance Funding Agreement for a project using funds held in the State Highway 121 Subaccount in the amount of $1,165,145.00 between the City of Denton, Texas and the State of Texas for construction of city pedestrian bridge on the Denton Branch Rail Trail at Pecan Creek and Loop 288; authorizing the expenditure of funds therefor; and providing for an effective date. The Mobility Committee recommends approval (3-0). The Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board recommends approval (6-0).
Pedestrian and bicycle bridges on the Denton Branch Rail Trail across the Pecan Creek tributary, between Prairie and Robertson streets and over Loop 288, have been tentatively funded as part of the Regional Toll Revenue Initiative funding from the highway TX 121 project. CIP bond funding of $260,000 for the Prairie/Robertson Bridge will be used for the 20% match to the toll road funds to complete the $1.4 million project. The project may start planning and engineering in December and be incorporated into the DCTA Rail Commuter line construction as the trail is being constructed. Agreements with TXDOT have been completed. Agreements with DCTA and NCTCOG are being developed for approval by each agency.