View the conceptual renderings of the Oxford Recreational Trail
As follow-up to the December 6, 2016 City Council presentation, the City of Oxford Community Development Department released completed documents (21.1 MB) prepared by Environmental Design Group (EDG). This project analyzed a portion of the Oxford Area Trail (OATS) loop most recently adopted by the City in 2014 as part of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Improvement Plan.
EDG evaluated the previous plans and cost estimate prepared in 2007 by Oxford Area Trails, a community committee. EDG worked with city staff and key stakeholders to identify a single preferred alignment, major cost items and logical segments. The objective was to evaluate connecting the Oxford Community Park to schools, parks and existing trails.
EDG presented the trail alignment and costs of segments on December 6, 2016. The potential new trail analyzed is divided into 6 main segments for a total of 6.3 miles with a probable completed cost of $7,000,000. The probable cost assumes due diligence environmental and permitting requirements typical with state or federal funding. Local funding could reduce costs by up to 20%. Major cost items found were railroad crossing, river crossing, trailhead improvements and lighting of certain segments.
Following the December presentation, three conceptual renderings were created to help illustrate two important locations. One location is the prominently located parking lot on Trenton Oxford Road (S.R. 73) which could serve as a trailhead. The other location is the crossing of the railroad tracks on City-owned property. Those renderings as well as the complete cost estimate breakdown have been compiled for public viewing. The intent of this project is to provide up-to-date probable cost for community trail infrastructure.
By the numbers
- Total length of potential new trail: 7.2 Miles / $8,100,000
- Total length of main alignment: 6.3 Miles / $7,100,000
- Road Crossings: 5 (3 at-grade, 2 under)
- Railroad Crossings: 1
- Stream Crossings: 2
- Trailheads: 2
- K-12 School Connections: 2
- Parks connected: 3