City of Houston and Houston Parks Board Celebrate Completion of MKT Spur Connector
December 22, 2022
Houston Public Works, along with Houston City Council District C, and Houston Parks Board celebrated the completion of the Missouri Kansas Texas (MKT) Trail Spur Connector during a ribbon cutting event Tuesday, December 20, 2022, in the Heights. The connector closes a gap between the MKT and White Oak Bayou Greenway trails. The $1.2 million project features 850 feet of a 10-foot-wide concrete hike and bike trail. Improvements include stormwater upgrades, a retaining wall, and safety railings.
“The completion of the MKT Spur Connector represents a safer and more equitable transportation network for all users,” said Houston Public Works Director Carol Haddock. “The MKT Spur connector is the final missing piece to link users to 17 miles of hike-and-bike trails along the greenway, creating a more pleasant experience.”
Work on the MKT Spur Connector project began in 2021 by Teamwork Construction Services, Inc. The Spur branches off the MKT Trail northwest of the MKT Bridge over White Oak Bayou, connecting to the White Oak Bayou trail underneath Studemont Street