Boneyard Creek Improvements Project Background Information
The project includes an outdoor gathering space and plaza on the east and west sides of Race Street. The existing railroad trestle bridge will be maintained in its original position, but will be upgraded to include a decked walkway and decorative guardrail. The bridge will also connect pedestrians from Race Street to the Station Theater at the street grade elevation.
The pedestrian trail will continue north of the existing rail line to an area that will be more natural in character. Improvements in this area will include: creating a low-flow channel, maintaining mature trees, and revegetating the ground layer plants to preserve the natural feeling that currently exists. A trail will be created through one of the culverts so that the park is connected on the north and south sides of the rail tracks. The trail will be raised so that it is both safe for pedestrians and will not impact flood levels.
Included in the project are the reconstruction of Race Street from Griggs Street to Park Street and the resurfacing of Broadway Avenue from Water Street to University Avenue along with streetscape improvements to both streets. The road cross section on Broadway Avenue will be reduced to provide on street bike lanes and wider parkways.