The new NE Trail Connector that connects Far North Bicentennial Park to the Scenic Foothills neighborhood is now open! Join the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department, AMATS, the Anchorage Park Foundation and DOT&PF, along with all the project partners (including R&M!) for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on July 26.
The new trail consists of a one-mile-long multi-use pathway through Far North Bicentennial Park in Anchorage, connecting Campbell Airstrip Road to Regal Mountain Drive. The route serves as an important east-west connector, providing area residents and users a safe and accessible alternative to the existing non-motorized facility, which consists of a widened shoulder adjacent to the high speed/high volume arterial Tudor Road. R&M was the trail designer and assisted Parks and Rec in navigating the federal project development process by working collaboratively with DOT&PF to prepare the NEPA document, develop pathway design and prepare construction-ready plans, obtain Urban Design Commission approvals, secure permits and provide general oversight.
R&M also worked with neighborhood stakeholders, Benny Benson Secondary School, and Scenic Foothills and Basher Community Councils, and ensured the project met applicable Title 21 requirements.
The grand opening of the trail will take place at the Boardwalk, located about halfway through the trail, from 4 to 5 pm. It will include a ribbon cutting, treats and kettle corn. Visit the project website for more information about the event and the project.
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