Loca­tion: East of Col­lege Avenue, along the Union Pacific Rail­way Cor­ri­dor, from Need­ham Street, North to Bangs Avenue

In May 2008, the con­trac­tor has com­pleted Phases III and IV of the Vir­ginia Cor­ri­dor Trail from Col­lege to Rose­burg Avenues, and from Orange­burg to Granger Avenues. George Reed, Inc. com­pleted the instal­la­tion of this lat­est sec­tion of the bike and pedes­trian trail in July, includ­ing land­scape and site fur­nish­ings such as benches, tables, path light­ing and “neigh­bor­hood trail entrances” at the street inter­sec­tions. The $3.35 mil­lion con­tract was largely funded by a $2.87 mil­lion State Urban Parks grant.

The Parks, Recre­ation and Neigh­bor­hoods Depart­ment has hired a con­sul­tant to design and pre­pare con­struc­tion doc­u­ments for Phase V of the project from Granger to Bowen Avenues, includ­ing a new pedes­trian and bike bridge over Brig­gsmore Avenue. The con­sul­tant and staff have held two pub­lic design work­shops for this project in order to develop a design that is func­tional, aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing and has a pos­i­tive impact on the neigh­bor­hood. Con­struc­tion for this phase is antic­i­pated to com­mence in Feb­ru­ary 2010 and will take 14 months to complete.

Phase VI of the project will con­tinue the trail from Bowen Avenue to Woodrow Avenue in North Modesto, for a total trail length of 2.65 miles. Phase VI is antic­i­pated to start con­struc­tion in April of 2010.

Virginia Corridor Trail

For more infor­ma­tion, call (209) 577‑5437 or e-mail bford@modestogov.com.

To find out how you can help the Vir­ginia Cor­ri­dor Trail­way project, click here.

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