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Waxahachie Alternative Trail Scenarios

Waxahachie engaged IUS to assist with planning alternative construction scenarios for two trails as amendments to the city's master parks, recreation, and open spaces plan. Key considerations for the scenarios included providing a range of alternatives in terms of construction cost, ongoing maintenance expenses, and type of trailhead, signage, and on-trail amenities. Additional important considerations included connectivity with Waxahachie's broader trail network and park network, as well as providing opportunities for bike and pedestrian access to schools, shopping, and entertainment.

Two trail scenarios were presented. Each trail plan was divided into multiple segments and includes detailed trailhead amenities. Key challenges included development of safe roadway crossings and repurposing two long railway trestles on one of the trails.

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