Lodging Connection: Walton Creek

posted Dec 12, 2012, 12:47 PM by Eric Meyer   [ updated Dec 12, 2012, 2:06 PM ]

Project Description: We propose the construction of a paved pathway paralleling US 40 (east side) from its southern terminus at the Fairfield Inn & Suites connecting to the Holiday Inn, La Quinta, and ending at a pedestrian bridge over Walton Creek at its northern terminus.  With these improvements visitors will no longer have to comprise their safety by riding or walking along the heavily trafficked US 40 to connect to city trails.  After crossing the proposed Walton Creek bridge, users will have the option to either connect to the existing Walton Creek underpass, linking to the Walton Creek Trail or Core Trail, or cross at the lighted intersection of US 40 and Walton Creek Road.  On the western side of US 40 we propose the construction of a detached sidewalk from Dougherty Road to Walton Creek, which will provide access to the Core Trail from residential and lodging properties alike.

These improvements will provide visitors with a seamless corridor via paved multi use pathways to access different recreational opportunities and amenities on the mountain and downtown.
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Project Specific Benefits:
Visitors staying at lodging facilities located on the south end of town, along the US 40 corridor, have limited access to the city trail system.  We propose connecting these properties via the Walton Creek Trail and Core Trail so visitors can safely link to recreational opportunities and amenities at the Mountain and downtown.