We are excited to report that groundbreaking for construction on the highly anticipated Barbara Walker Crossing has officially begun. On March 21, Crossing project leaders gathered on site for a “golden shovel” celebration to formally launch the construction phase. Special shout outs to City Commissioners Nick Fish and Chloe Eudaly, Metro Councilor Sam Chase, and PP&R Director Adena Long for joining the celebration, and for their leadership and partnership in making the Crossing a reality. Thanks also to R&H Construction for their work to set up and to PP&R’s Ken Rumbaugh for photographing the event. You can view additional photos here.
Construction mobilization began on March 25. As this phase begins, parts of the Wildwood Trail are now officially closed. Please refer to the map linked at the sidebar for details on trail closure.
A grand celebration for completion of the Crossing and reopening of the Wildwood Trail is anticipated for Fall 2019. Be sure to sign up for our update email list to stay up to date on the progress of Crossing construction.