Trinity River Authority Wastewater Construction Project

Trinity River Authority Wastewater Construction Project

Trinity River Authority Wastewater Construction Project

TRA Notice Map

PROGRESS UPDATES AS OF 2/16/2024:

  • South fields and parking lot are now open in Bear Creek.
  • The trail between Parr Park and the intersection south of Heritage and Rosecliff Terrace will be closed starting on Tuesday, February 13 for several weeks until everything has been transferred over to the new TRA pipe. Please stay tune for us to continue to give updates on when the trail will be back open.
  • The Trinity River Authority is excited to announce the commencement of our restoration project starting in March. As part of this important initiative, the Parr Park Trail will be temporarily closed sporadically during the process to ensure the safety and success of the restoration efforts. We understand the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding and support. Stay informed with the latest updates on the project’s progress, which will be available from March through Fall. We invite you to regularly visit our website and follow us on social media for timely information and news about the restoration and trail reopening. Your patience and cooperation are greatly valued as we work towards enhancing our community’s natural beauty.
  • The new pipeline installation for the Trinity River Authority Project is anticipated to be complete and activated before the end of the year. Crews will remain on site after pipeline installation work has been completed to facilitate the abandonment of the existing pipeline and will begin restoration work immediately following the completion of the pipe abandonment. Due to the time of year and forecasted weather, final restoration is expected to be complete in the spring of 2024. The final restoration of grass and vegetation will not adversely affect park trail activities for the public.
  • Parr Park Rock Art Trail is now open.
  • Trinity River Authority (TRA) continues to work throughout the project site from SH 360 to Old Mill Run. The section of Parr Trail from Parr Park soccer fields to Heritage will be closed next week Monday thru Friday to accommodate pipe installation across the trail. City crews continue restoration efforts on the Bear Creek ballfields and TRA has one last junction box to cap in Bear Creek Park between the Bark Park and the south parking lot. The ballfields, batting cages, and south parking lot remain closed until these efforts are complete. However, the north parking lot, trail, playground and restrooms remain open.
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  • The Trinity River Authority is working throughout the project site from SH 360 to Old Mill Run.  Sections of curb and gutter are being replaced this week in the south parking lot and new asphalt placement is scheduled for next week. The ballfields, batting cages, and south parking lot remain closed until restoration efforts are complete.
  • The Trinity River Authority is working throughout the project site from SH 360 to Old Mills Run. The trail, restroom, playground and north parking lot in Bear Creek Park is open. The ballfields, batting cages, and south parking lot remain closed as TRA construction and City restoration continue in and around these facilities. The Rock Art Trail is also closed to accommodate repairs to the aerial crossing across Bear Creek. The trail is scheduled to open at the end of the month.

  • The Trinity River Authority is working throughout the project site from SH 360 to Old Mills Run. The trail, restroom, playground and north parking lot in Bear Creek Park will be opened this weekend. The ballfields, batting cages, and south parking lot remain closed as TRA construction and City restoration continue in and around these facilities. The Rock Art Trail is also closed to accommodate repairs to the aerial crossing across Bear Creek.
  • Beginning Tuesday, May 30, The Rock Art Trail will be closed for approximately two weeks to accommodate construction activities.  We will keep you updated on social media when it is open.  Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Currently the section of trail by William D Tate/Stone Myers is now open but there will be rough surfaces signs out as they are still working on that part of the trail.
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  • Bear Creek Trail near the Rock Art Trail will remain close through Friday 5.12.23
  • Wright construction will begin work to repair the City’s wasterwater pipe that crosses Bear Creek in two locations: 1) adjacent to the south field at Bear Creek Park and 2) next to the Rock Art Trail.  Repairs will begin at the Park on Monday, May 15th for a duration of two weeks, weather dependent, then move over to the Rock Art Trail during the first week in June.  This should also take about two weeks to complete.  The Bear Creek Park is closed and will remain closed during these repairs.  We will need to close the Rock Art Trail when work begins in that area.  We’ve asked for a three day notice so we will have time to let the public know.

  • Crews are focused on manhole installation throughout the construction project including those located in Bear Creek Park.  City crews continue to reconstruct portions of the trail, sidewalks, irrigation system and baseball fields that were removed to accommodate the pipe installation.  Bear Creek Park and the trail remains closed until conditions are safe.  The trail section near the Church at the Cross westward is open but there is a short segment of trail located south of the three way trail intersection near Heritage Avenue that has temporary gravel surfacing and will remain until the end of the project to allow for construction vehicle traffic. The Rock Art Trail remains open. Here are visuals below to explain further:Rough Surface Trail Closure

PROGRESS UPDATES AS OF 4/7/2023:

  • Trinity River Authority: Pipe installation has resumed near the Parr Park Trail. The trail section located south of the three way trail intersection near Heritage Avenue will be closed Tuesday, April 11 to Friday, April 14. The Rock Art Trail remains open. Pipe installation continues through Bear Creek Park specifically stabilizing the junction structures, which is a multistep process over multiple weeks. The park is closed and will open when conditions are safe. City crews continue to reconstruct portions of the trail, sidewalks, irrigation system and baseball fields that were removed to accommodate the pipe installation.

Bear Creek Close

PROGRESS UPDATES AS OF 3/13/2023:

  • Pipe installation continues through Bear Creek Park. Due to weather delays, Bear Creek Park, trails, playground, batting cages, and baseball fields remain closed. However, The Bark Park at Bear Creek Park is open.

PROGRESS UPDATES AS OF 02/24/2023:

  • TRA ended up having to remove a couple of panels of trail to get a tunnel down below.  The sidewalk closed signs have been moved to the location area marked in pink.  We anticipate this will be closed for a couple of weeks until TRA can pull the pipe through the tunnel and add a piece to get past the trail
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  • Pipe installation continues through Bear Creek Park.  The last section of pipe is being installed just north of the Bark Park.  Currently the Bark Park is still open.  Bear Creek Park is scheduled to reopen March 1.
  • Pipe installation has begun at Bear Creek Park.  To accommodate the alignment of the pipe concrete piers and abutments have been poured for the relocation of the pedestrian bridge between the two ball fields.  Bear Creek Park will remain closed until March 1.  However, the Bark Park is open.
  • TRA Construction continues and pipe installation will begin at Bear Creek Park to take advantage of baseball’s off season.  Bear Creek Park will be temporarily closed starting on November 7 thru February 28.  The closure includes the following facilities within the Park:

    • Both Ballfields
    • Both Parking Lots
    • All Batting Cages
    • Playground
    • Restroom
    • Trails

    The Bark Park will remain open. Here is a map on what will be closed during these dates at Bear Creek Park:

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  • Installation of pipe has begun near William D. Tate/SH 121 and will progress westward.  The Wall Farrar Trail is closed until construction is completed. The Parr Park and Bear Creek trails will remain open. However, trail users should expect delays while trucks and equipment cross the trails.
  • The Wall Farrar Nature Trail will remain CLOSED during the duration of construction to house construction materials.
  • Trinity River Authority Wastewater Interceptor Project construction continues throughout the project site.  Large equipment and materials are being staged at “Man-hole Hill” (east of Parr Park, south of Rosecliff Terrace) for the installation of a temporary bridge to accommodate construction trucks and equipment. Bridge installation will begin next week. Flaggers will stop trail users when trucks are crossing the Parr Park and Bear Creek trails.
  • Trail crossings by trucks and equipment will increase delivering road base for the temporary road and gravel for pipe installation. Trail users should expect delays. Flaggers will stop trail users when trucks are crossing the Parr Park and Bear Creek trails.

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Thalle Construction Company, Inc. has been contracted by the Trinity River Authority of Texas to construct the Bear Creek Interceptor Segment 09BC-1, Phase 2 Project for the Central Regional Wastewater System. Construction is in progress near your neighborhood.

WHY: This project will replace the existing pipeline infrastructure that is currently located in the same corridor to improve overall system service.

WHERE: The map above is the approximate location of the Bear Creek Interceptor Segment 09BC-1, Phase 2 construction project. Construction access will occur along the project limits, as well as from Old Mill Run to access the western limits of the construction.

WHEN THE WORK WILL TAKE PLACE: Construction will occur in phases over the next two years. The majority of the work will occur during normal work hours (7AM – 7PM, Monday through Friday). The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. Weather and unforeseen events may cause delays.

WHAT YOU MAY SEE: There will be construction activity related to installing pipe, and there will be heavy equipment and industrial lighting used on the project. Expect temporary trail closures to ensure safety.

WHAT YOU MAY HEAR: The sound of pumps, generators and heavy equipment may be heard intermittently.

WHAT YOU WILL SMELL: There may be occasional odors associated with the project as we make connections to an existing pipeline and divert wastewater to a new pipeline.

SAFETY NOTE: Be aware of fenced-off construction areas and watch for signage. Stay away from construction, storage sites and equipment. If you see something unusual or unsafe, please let us know immediately.


Got Questions, call TRA at 817.493.5740