Construction: Spring/Summer/Fall 2011, Northwest segment of the Loop Trail
Bob Brown Construction, who incidentally built the trail segment from Chautauqua Park North to Walton parking lot, began removing all top soil and organic material from the road and hillside. Bob will complete work to Grimes Ave, and J & L Construction takes it from there to 8th & Gear.
The area being worked on at Brookville Road is so wide because it must accommodate both the Loop Trail and the city's road into their lift station.
(May 2011) Work starts on the Northwest segment of the Loop Trail, on the east side of Brookville Road, just north of Hwy Business 34. (rb)
(06-24-11) Looking west towards the under-construction Brookville Bridge. A culvert will be installed where you see water
and there will be adequate fill put in so the slope down the grade and back up to Brookville Rd won't be too steep. (rb)
(08-07-11) Construction continues.
(08-07-11) The Loop Trail crosses Brookville Rd here.
(08-03-11) Then it goes behind Super 8 and heads north to Grimes Ave. (rb)
(08-03-11) Looking east across Brookville Rd, just north of Hwy 34. (rb)
(08-03-11) Work continues on the new section of the Loop Trail from Brookville Rd to Grimes Ave. (rb)
(08-03-11) More dirt work. (rb)
(09-22-11) Looking from the Brookville Bridge.
(09-24-11) Entrance at Brookville Rd., looking east. This part is almost done.
Further east along the Loop Trail
(09-13-11) Looking southwest from Briggs Ave towards Super 8.
(09-13-11) Looking north from Briggs Ave towards Grimes Ave.
(09-01-11) Looking south from Grimes Ave.
Dirt-work being done for the rest of the Northwest segment, heading east.
(08-07-11) The dirt has been prepared for concrete. Here the Loop Trail emerges onto Grimes Ave and heads east.
(08-07-11) The trail crosses to the north side of Grimes Ave at 28th St.
(08-07-11) Heading east on Grimes Ave.
(08-07-11) Turn north onto 23rd St.
(08-07-11) Cross to the east side of 23rd St and cross the tracks (the crossing section will be built later).
(08-07-11) Then the trail will follow the fence to Stone Ave.
(08-07-11) Emerge onto Stone Ave, then cross to the north side.
(08-07-11) Heading east on Stone Ave.
(08-12-11) W. Stone Ave, looking east. A retaining wall holds the fill in place.
(08-07-11) Go north on Kelp St. Construction has not started yet.
(08-07-11) Go east behind Sky Factory.
(08-07-11) Emerging from behind Sky Factory onto 12th St.
(08-07-11) Go north on 12th St.
Back on Grimes Ave, work starts on the sidewalk
(08-17-11) W. Grimes Ave, looking east, from 28th St.
(08-17-11) W. Grimes Ave, near the Dexter Apache Soccer Field. Applying finishing touches.
(08-17-11) W. Grimes Ave, looking back.
(08-17-11) W. Grimes Ave.
(08-17-11) W. Grimes Ave. Concrete is poured on the packed dirt.(jfr)
(08-17-11) Then the slipform paver ingests the concrete and lays it down.
(08-17-11) W. Grimes, looking west.
(08-17-11) W. Grimes, looking west from 23rd St.
(08-12-11) W. Grimes, looking west, corner of 23rd St.
(08-19-11) N. 23rd St, looking south. This machine, a slipform paver, has been paving the trail with concrete.
(08-19-11) N. 23rd St, looking south from the railroad crossing. The trail has been paved from Grimes Ave.
Construction at the railroad crossing.
(08-26-11) N. 23rd St, looking south. The railroad has started work on the trail crossing. (rb)
(09-01-11) Just north of the RR tracks.
(09-13-11) The railroad crossing at 23rd Street, looking south.
(09-13-11) Looking northeast from the railroad crossing.
(09-22-11) The railroad crossing at 23rd Street.
(09-24-11) The railroad crossing at 23rd Street.
(10-01-11) Looking north on 23rd St, where the railroad crossing is being built.
(10-07-11) A parking lot was added here.
(10-07-11) From the parking lot, the trail will curve around to Stone Ave.
Now let's see what happened on Stone Ave, going east.
(09-01-11) Stone Ave, looking east.
(09-01-11) Kelp Ave, looking north.
(09-01-11) Kelp Ave, looking east.
(09-22-11) Stone Street, looking east.
(09-22-11) The trail turns from Stone Ave onto Kelp Ave and goes north.
(09-22-11) Kelp Ave, where it turns to go east behind Sky Factory on its way to 12th St.
(09-22-11) Kelp Ave, looking north from Stone St.
(09-22-11) Kelp Ave, where it turns to go east behind Sky Factory.
(09-22-11) 12th St, looking north.
(09-22-11) Gear Ave, looking east from 12th St.
(09-22-11) Gear Ave, looking west from 8th St, back towards 12th St.
(10-01-11) From 12th St, the trail goes east on Gear Ave.
(10-07-11) At 8th Street, the Northwest segment connects to the Railroad Trail.
Photos by Ron Blair (rb) and Jeff Fitz-Randolph