Schemmer provided design services for the construction of this award-winning new recreational trail along Applewood Creek between Giles Road north to the BNSF Railway existing trail under-crossing. The 10-foot-wide concrete trail constructed a box culvert under-crossing beneath Giles Road, which was constructed under traffic to complete a vital link in the trail system within La Vista. The project also included the construction of a pedestrian bridge over Applewood Creek. The design included developing a horizontal alignment intended to minimize impact on the existing mature trees along the creek to maintain the natural corridor while providing enhanced transportation and recreational opportunities for the citizens of La Vista and beyond. Design services included topographic survey, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic analysis, preliminary and final trail design, bridge design and construction inspection and material testing. In addition, the public outreach was modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the team, with support from the City, was able to keep the adjacent homeowners informed and maintain their support of the trail.
Click on the link below to read our blog post on the new trail.