Oyster Creek Trail, an outdoor pathway for exercise enthusiasts who want to enjoy a scenic hike, bike, walk or jog in the “Show Me City”, recently received a $250,000 upgrade.
The 2.1 mile path now includes a paved bike and pedestrian trail along Oyster Creek Bayou between Dulles Avenue and Cartwright Road, offering recreational and mobility opportunities for residents. The trail will connect to Sugar Land’s trail and allow citizens to travel on foot or bicycle from Murphy Road to Oyster Creek Park in Sugar Land near Highway 6.
The Trail was created in 1997 based on results of a public survey that showed trails received the No. 1 response from residents for desired activity. Phase II of the City-Council approved project began in November, 2011 and was completed in January, about 60 days ahead of schedule and $50,000 below cost.
It was funded through the City’s Parkland Dedication fund. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the public will be held in the near future.
When improvements are made to the Cartwright Road Bridge this winter, the trail will be extended under the bridge and connected to the existing trail south of Cartwright Road.
For updates, watch the City website, www.missouricitytx.gov, and Missouri City Television, Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse.