Seward Trail Project

2400 Karol Kay Blvd

About

  • Identified as ENH-80(33) Seward Trail, C.N. 13225, the project construction involves a new, approximately 5.0-mile, 10-foot wide, concrete trail for bicycle and pedestrian use in southern, western and northern Seward. The trail would also include new drainage culverts, street and trail signage, pavement markings, new at-grade crossings of the BNSF Railway along South 2nd Street and east of the Seward County fairgrounds, new street pavement at the trail crossings of South 2nd Street and South Columbia Avenue, new curb and gutter, tree removals and temporary erosion and sediment control features.
  • The project would connect to the existing trail at the Plum Creek Trailhead on South Columbia Avenue, just south of Depot Road. This trail would proceed west along the south edge of Seward extending beneath Highway 15 before turning north near the underpass of Highway 34. At this point the trail would head north along the east side of the Seward County Fairgrounds to Waverly Road. The trail would then turn east along the south side of Waverly Road, cross Highway 15 at-grade and end at the existing trail located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Karol Kay Boulevard and Waverly Road, which is the northern end of the existing Plum Creek Trail.
  • The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2021.
  • For further information regarding the proposed projects, contact Jake Vasa, City of Seward, (402) 643-4000, jake.vasa@cityofsewardne.gov or Doug Holle, The Schemmer Associates, (402) 488-2500, dholle@schemmer.com.

Features

  • A new, approximately 5.0-mile, 10-foot wide, concrete trail for bicycle and pedestrian use.
  • The trail would also include new drainage culverts, street and trail signage, pavement markings, new at-grade crossings of the BNSF Railway along South 2nd Street and east of the Seward County fairgrounds, new street pavement at the trail crossings of South 2nd Street and South Columbia Avenue, new curb and gutter, tree removals and temporary erosion and sediment control features.

Purpose

  • The purpose of the project is to complete a trail loop around the City of Seward. The need for the trail is to provide a safe transportation route for pedestrians and bicyclists to access a number of City amenities, such as: Moffitt Park, Dowding Municipal Pool, the Seward County Fairgrounds, Seward Middle School, and the Plum Creek Sports Complex. The project is also needed to improve access to Seward Middle School and to enhance the public use of Moffit Park, the swimming pool, and the fairgrounds. Currently, the Plum Creek Trail extends along the eastern outskirts of Seward, but trails linking amenities within Seward and on the west side of town are limited.

 

 


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