Campbell Creek Trail Improvements (Multi-Year Phased Construction)
The Campbell Creek Trail parallels Campbell Creek for 7.5 miles from Northwood Drive at West Dimond Boulevard northeast to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue (MLK Jr. Ave).
The multi-use greenbelt trail provides a safe means of access for users to a large portion of the Anchorage bowl and Campbell Creek Watershed. The Campbell Creek Watershed is a natural asset which provides many recreational and fishing opportunities, natural flood control, salmon viewing, and quality habitat for fish and wildlife. Over the years the trail has been subject to significant wear.
In 2015, an engineering assessment was conducted for the entire 7 mile trail corridor, bridges and underpasses. The assessment was used to identify the highest priority areas and cost estimates for repair.
During summer 2016, due to severe winter erosion, two segments of heavily damaged trail were realigned/reconstructed and streambank restoration occurred. The segments were located near the Greenhill Way and Rovenna Street trail spurs.
In fall 2016 - winter 2017, a pre-construction survey was completed, and since then we have completed the rehabilitation of over 3 miles of trail, starting with Phase 1 at W. Dimond Blvd. and Northwood Trail Spur and ending at Phase 2 at C St. underpass.
Starting in Aug. 2018, Phase 3 will begin, between 76th Avenue at the Taku Park north parking lot to Lynwood Park.
Scope of Work for this multi-year rehabilitation includes: repave and reconstruct the existing 8 1/2 foot-wide asphalt trail, while adding two (2) feet of soft-surface shoulders on each side of the asphalt. This includes the rehabilitation/replacement of cracked and heaving asphalt, streambank restoration, bridge repairs, underpasses, amenity upgrades and improved signage and wayfinding.
2013 State of Alaska Legislative Grant - $160k
2016 APR Bond - $637k
2017 APR Bond - $710k
2018 APR Bond - $750k
2018 Residual Streambank Improvement Grant, State of AK - $200k
Total to Date (August 2018): $2,457,000.00
PROJECT TIMELINE AND SCOPE
To date, the project team has successfully completed rehabilitation of Phase 1 and Phase 2 including the main trail corridor and associated trail spurs starting at W. Dimond BLVD. and continuing to the west side of the C St. underpass.
Residual funds from the 2017-18 Phase 2 project were used to continue engineering design development for Phase 3. Residual funds from phase 3 will be used to develop Phase 4 this fall.
Additionally, a wayfinding signage plan has been developed and will begin implementation with the new mile marker and emergency locate signs starting this fall along the entire trail corridor.
2018 Construction Schedule:
PHASE 3: AUGUST 20, 2018 to SPRING 2019 IMPROVEMENTS
Phase 3 construction will include:
Campbell Creek Trail between 76th Avenue at the Taku Park north parking lot to Lynwood Park.
See access side bar link for digital detour maps.
Project Concept Design:
Approximately 1 mile of trail rehabilitation from West Dimond Blvd. to Minnesota Dr.; including all associated neighborhood trail spurs. The project elements will include the rehabilitation/replacement of cracked and heaving asphalt, streambank restoration, bridges, underpasses, amenity upgrades and improved signage and wayfinding. The trail is currently 8.5 feet wide asphalt surface, this will remain the same with the addition of two-foot wide soft-surface shoulders on each side of the trail.
Schedule: COMPLETED in summer 2017!
The scope included approximately 1.5 miles of trail rehabilitation from Minnesota Dr. to west of C St..; this phase was a continuation of phase 1 rehabilitation.
Schedule:COMPLETED in summer 2018!
The scope includes approximately 1.5 miles of trail rehabilitation from 76th Avenue at the Taku Park north parking lot to Lynwood Park..; this phase is a continuation of phase 2 rehabilitation.
Begin construction on Aug. 20, 2018 to spring 2018 (*weather dependent). We will re-open the trail during the winter and resume construction in spring.
For questions contact: Maeve Nevins Lavtar, Project Manager/Senior Park Planner, (907)-343-4135 or NevinsLavtarMV@muni.org.